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Birds - Magpie Page 5

Image Taken on 30 Jun 2015 at 17:52    Image of day on 01 Sep 2015

"I said F O O D"
Are 'teenagers' the same regardless of species?

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Image Taken on 05 Jul 2016 at 05:26    Image of day on 24 Aug 2016

A young Magpie in the clover with the partially developed tail feathers spread out at the rear.

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Image Taken on 09 Jun 2015 at 19:22    Image of day on 13 Aug 2015

A couple of Magpie youngsters making it very clear to the adult on the right that they want - F O O D - N O W
Our first sighting of Magpie youngsters this year is in a frame a few minutes previous

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Image Taken on 11 Jul 2016 at 07:27    Image of day on 26 Aug 2016

Stereophonic Screeching?
We assume that the two begging Magpies are making their 'Feed Me' demand to the poor overworked parent in the middle.

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Image Taken on 24 Jun 2013 at 05:12    Image of day on 06 Aug 2013

A bit of confusion here - The arriving juvenile Magpie doesn't realise that the bird at the feeder is probably it's sibling and they are begging from each other.

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Image of day on 03 Jan 2006

Magpies clear the snow by kicking it backward while flapping wings to keep their balance.

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Image Taken on 28 Jun 2016 at 05:29    Image of day on 12 Aug 2016

Half an hour after sunrise this Magpie is already out and about with wings and tail looking like a geometric puzzle.

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Image Taken on 05 Aug 2010 at 18:03    Image of day on 08 Sep 2010

Change over at the tree-stump - the arriving magpie has his claws rather more threatening than needed for just a landing. The iridescent green sheen on the tail feathers is an optical interference effect (real - not a photographic effect).

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Image Taken on 18 Feb 2013 at 07:46    Image of day on 24 Mar 2013

A magpie caught at the moment of landing with the wing feathers and tail catching the flashlight very attractively

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Image Taken on 07 Jul 2016 at 11:42    Image of day on 26 Aug 2016

A magpie providing a good show of feathers as it lands on the kitchen window perch.

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Image Taken on 07 Oct 2017 at 16:17    Image of day on 13 Nov 2017

The bird on the left is suggestive of a juvenile, but without any real evidence. The bird on the right is just about to land. We have no idea what followed.

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Image Taken on 08 Apr 2017 at 09:53    Image of day on 24 May 2017

A Magpie landing on the tree-stump provides a detailed view of the black/grey edges to the flight feathers.

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Image Taken on 22 Dec 2018 at 14:14    Image of day on 28 Jan 2019

A Magpie making a dynamic landing on the tree-stump.

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Image Taken on 20 Apr 2017 at 16:02    Image of day on 19 Jun 2017

Isn't Magpie plumage just wonderful? Primary (flight) feathers outlined in black and sharp white-black transition lined up diagonally across sequences of feathers

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Image Taken on 10 Apr 2017 at 18:31    Image of day on 24 May 2017

Iridescent Magpie feathers - blue on the wings and green on the tail as usual.

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Image Taken on 24 Jun 2015 at 12:16    Image of day on 25 Aug 2015

We have often caught this moth in the moth trap, but startled this one in a hedge and saw it re-land underneath this leaf. A foreshortened view.

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Image Taken on 22 Aug 2015 at 10:09    Image of day on 18 Oct 2015

Here you see the top of the Magpie moth - the markings are similar to those on the bottom of the wings, but the yellow streak only appears on the top.

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Image Taken on 22 Aug 2015 at 10:01    Image of day on 18 Oct 2015

One of the more distinctive moths is this Magpie moth, also to be found hiding in hedges in the day. This is the view of the moth from the underside.

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Image Taken on 11 Aug 2013 at 10:28    Image of day on 03 Oct 2013

A Magpie moth in flight. The bottom of the wing doesn't include the orange markings you see on the top.

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Image Taken on 19 Aug 2012 at 13:53    Image of day on 27 Sep 2012

This Magpie Moth was one of several hundred moths that spent the night in the moth trap.

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