Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Juvenile Magpie

A juvenile Magpie is still a regular visitor on and off during each day. I don't have to see it to know it is there. The harsh cackle it makes most of the time lets me know it is about. A few times I have seen it feeding on the suet ball feeder and this morning was the first time I managed to get a few shots of it before it noticed me.

Magpie 2

Magpie 1

A couple of mornings I have spotted an adult with three juveniles.  Possibly they take it in turns to visit or it may be that one has decided this is its favourite feeding spot.


  1. I have a soft spot for all the crows, despite the bad press. And magpies are as clever as any of these clever birds. Good to read you encourage it in the garden. I have a pair who sit by me on the patio waiting for me to drop crumbs, which I do frequently these days. Andrew

  2. They certainly let you know they're about, don't they :)
    Full of character.

  3. You are never alone with a Magpie John.{:)

  4. Hello Andrew. All the corvids round here are very timid but it is interesting to watch them as they can often be seen working a way round a problem.

  5. They do Keith. They are rarely silent.

  6. Hi John, it's so nice to catch up on all the wildlife happenings in your garden. I wonder if your juvenile magpies are as noisy and demanding as ours are? It certainly sounds as if they might me.

  7. I would imagine they are Mick. They are rarely silent and can be heard quite a distance away.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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