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Birds - Magpie Page 5

Image Taken on 18 Jun 2019 at 17:51    Image of day on 30 Jul 2019

A juvenile Magpie, with no sight of an adult, takes their portrait.

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Image Taken on 10 Jul 2014 at 17:58    Image of day on 19 Sep 2014

This very nice juvenile Magpie shakes out the feathers for us to admire.

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Image Taken on 18 Jun 2015 at 05:28    Image of day on 13 Aug 2015

The juvenile Magpie has not even finished landing and he is demanding food from a parent out of crop to the right.

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Image Taken on 13 Jul 2019 at 18:00    Image of day on 01 Sep 2019

Mum or Dad Magpie seems to be jumping down from the stone as one of their eternally hungry Juveniles demands yet MORE.

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Image Taken on 24 Jun 2019 at 17:24    Image of day on 07 Aug 2019

The whole area is now full of screaming youngsters demanding MORE FOOD, Magpies predictably making the most noise about it.

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Image Taken on 09 Jul 2015 at 07:49    Image of day on 14 Sep 2015

Who would be a Corvid parent?
Your offspring is bigger than you are and are still demanding food.
Sounds like human teenagers?

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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 14 Jul 2019 at 16:54    Image of day on 01 Sep 2019

This is on the tree-stump in the daytime 'gloom' inside the woodland.

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Image Taken on 14 Jul 2019 at 16:54    Image of day on 01 Sep 2019

The flash shines down into the young Magpies open beak, and the translucent keratin glows red at the base of the beak.

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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 Taken on 23 Jun 2019 at 18:26    Image of day on 07 Aug 2019

We have repeatedly seen an adult Magpie with juveniles demanding food from either side. We guess we are seeing Mum and Dad at different time, each looking after 2 of their youngsters.

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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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