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Birds - Magpie Page 5

Image Taken on 21 Oct 2015 at 08:00    Image of day on 12 Dec 2015

Early morning rain has not discouraged this Magpie from looking over the site for last night's 'left overs', apparently equipped with an adequate 'raincoat' of feathers

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Image Taken on 18 Jan 2013 at 13:19    Image of day on 01 Mar 2013

This Magpie is out just after a fresh fall of snow. The soft powder sticks to many bird's beaks in this quite funny way.

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Image of day on 09 May 2005

In the corner of a frame was this near vertical lift off by a magpie nicely catching the light in its tail. Point of interest: the white patch at the left is a marker for a Blackthorn branch we are doing as a sequence of bud to fruit images, if only it makes it.

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Image of day on 10 Mar 2005

Another Magpie catching the flashlight to create a show of iridescence.

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Image of day on 04 Oct 2005

No colour enhancement here - this magpie stomping out of frame showed us this 'rainbow' of colours.

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Image Taken on 14 May 2020 at 16:14    Image of day on 12 Jun 2020

A young Magpie moulting into his first set of adult plumage.
We hope it isn't as uncomfortable as it looks.

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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 17 Jun 2020 at 08:14    Image of day on 20 Jul 2020

"Feed ME!"

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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 19 Jun 2020 at 07:20    Image of day on 25 Jul 2020

There seems to be an endless supply of hungry young Magpies.

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Image Taken on 11 Jul 2020 at 12:11    Image of day on 21 Aug 2020

What do you mean - you are old enough to feed yourself!

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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 10 Jun 2020 at 17:01    Image of day on 14 Jul 2020

"Hey - I want some of that"
The second juvenile magpie flies between parent and his sibling in the hope of grabbing the food for themselves.

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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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