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Baby Magpie

It has the same magpie squawk, but with a smaller voice. It was outside my door this morning, the first day of summer. I suspected it was a baby and knew this for a fact when I could get so close to it. The feathers are still coming in. I snapped a few quick ones, obviously poor quality with big shadows but it is a cute sequence. I hope the little one can get back to the nest and/or survive.

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Parent bird swept down and jammed the food down the young one’s throat so fast that I only caught the aftermath, then flew away and the baby ran for the cover of the bushes. Look at that iridescence!

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4 responses

  1. I know they are a pain, but they are such nice looking birds.

    June 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    • I think everyone roots for the survival of the young, later they want to get rid of them. I find them fascinating to study.Only time I felt hate for them was when I caught them eating baby chickadees out of the nest. I chased them away but they came right back and Ilet nature take its course.:(

      June 23, 2014 at 8:29 pm

  2. Fantastic captures all! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Magpie in our neck of the woods.

    June 23, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    • Thank you for visiting and for your comment.I grew up in the east ern part of Canada and never saw one until I moved west. Now I see at least one every day.

      June 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

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