Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Magpies..................................................................... on a lovely peaceful day

I have always struggled to capture images of Magpies.

I had a short walk this afternoon at my local nature park.
 The Magpies were a bit more obliging than usual... I managed to get quite close.

My walks are usually taken at the weekend but I am enjoying a few days off work.
It's a popular place at the weekend for family's out for a stroll, cyclists and dog walkers. 
The peace and quite today was wonderful... I almost had the place to myself.

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36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love those blue feathers! really pretty markings.

Gary said...

Wow those blue colours are great!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

heyBJK said...

The colors remind me a bit of our Blue Jay, but the pattern is totally different. Gorgeous bird!

mick said...

Great photos of the magpies. They are so different from Australian magpies.

Bob Bushell said...

Great Magpie pictures Andrew.

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos...lovely bird!

Eva Ason said...

Great picture :) THey are very colorful..
Enjoy your evening.

Eva

Sandra said...

i did not know they had blue on them, i always think of them as black. that second one is beautiful.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like the pattern of blue over white. Very nice.

NatureFootstep said...

magpies, an annoying bird. They are everywhere but so hard to get good shots at. At least when flying. :)

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...Yes I am still alive ; }
These are beautiful shot of the Magpie ...great colors he has ...they are my best colors to ...in clothing that is : }} lol !!
Grace XX

Carole M. said...

Lovely top image Drew; your magpie is quite different to ours with the white shoulders; very impressive. Isn't it great when you can have that chance to get up close to a bird without it rushing off. The last photo really shows up a sweet tinge of blue in the lighting at the moment; well done! I'm glad you're having good weather to get out and about; enjoy.

Kathie Brown said...

It's so nice that you get to see them! I use to see them when I lived out west but we don't have them here on the east coast.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shots, they do have pretty colors. Sounds like a great outing.

missing moments said...

He is so beautiful! Awesome photos! And the walk sounds perfect!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shot of the bird. Nice clarity.

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures, this bird has spectacular colouring.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

cieldequimper said...

You did very well! I was happy to see a lot of American magpies, they don't look very different from ours. Didn't catch them on photo though but I did catch an eagle (a horrid photo), an American robin, a Woody Woodpecker... :-)

Abhinav said...

It's blue, black and white colors make it a beauty !

Pantherka said...

Beautiful pictures Andrew are amazing.
Soon he will recover. Greetings.

Crafty Gardener said...

great shots of the magpie, lovely colours

BlueShell said...

That blue...is absolutely divine!
Great shots, as always, Drew!
Hugs

Pat said...

Magpies are beautiful birds! Great captures.

Nancy said...

I always thought they were just black and white -- what a treat to see! Great photos, Andrew.

Liz said...

Great shots of Magpies but very different to our Australian Magpie.
Their size & build is more like our Butcherbird.

Rohrerbot said...

Your magpies are stunning!

JM said...

How beautiful!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Gorgeous bird, great images~

Springman said...

Excellent shots! What a great sweep of tail feathers.
Cheers!

Modesto Viegas said...

Great photos!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Your magpies are wayyyyy prettier than ours. (Well, actually there aren't any in Florida, but we used to see them in Eastern Oregon/Washington State -- they're just plain black and white.

Debbie said...

oh what a pretty bird, i love the blue feathers.

my walking/biking path is the same. i love to go on the weekdays, it's so quiet and peaceful!!

Jean said...

Your Magpies are very pretty!
Thanks for your reply on my blog.
Hugs!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice capture. We have "magpies" in our street, but they are a large butcher bird, not a crow.

Almost any bird that was black and white in Australia was called a magpie of some sort - nice to see the ones I used to know.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Larry said...

I love our Magpies and yours look very similar. They are beautiful birds and you got a couple of excellent shots of this one!