Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Magpies.................................................................... in and around my garden

I heard a bit of a commotion in the garden last night... Magpies were on the search for a meal.


It started off on the roof tops

They then split up.
One landed on my fence... and was having a good look around.

I have always struggled to get close to Magpies.

All of these images were taken through my windows.


24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they're so beautiful w/ their sharp black and white. i bet they're quite entertaining (and raucous). :)

Gary said...

Great shots Andrew!! Boom & Gary OF THE Vermilon River, Canada.

Amish Stories said...

Hopefully no bird droppings. Richard

Michelle said...

They are quite beautiful. Great shots, even through the windows!

Adam Jones said...

Nice shots Andrew.

mick said...

Great photos. Your magpies are rather different from the ones out here in Australia but they sound equally noisy and curious.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Fantastic captures.. and through a window! Beautiful birds, which we don't have here.

NewMexiKen said...

Beautiful and interesting birds. Your window views are quite sharp.

eileeninmd said...

They are cool looking birds. Great shots, Andrew!

Carole M. said...

..lovely magpies Andrew, I can hear them warbling here too this morning; distant cousins!

heyBJK said...

Love the magpies! They're handsome looking birds!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Magpies are one of my favorites just because of the black and white.

NatureStop said...

Andrew, the Magpies are handsome looking and the one on your fence did not know while he was looking around you were looking at him and getting great shots:)Have a great day!

Shantana

Min fotogen said...

Great pic! We have the same in sweden,
like the contrast white and black!

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show of the damage. Damages "runs" also on our roof and looking for food. Wishing you a good Wednesday. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images of the Magpie.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice pictures. We have black and white birds here called Magpies - but they are a large butcher bird, rather than a crow.

Nice to see the "original" magpie again.

Stewart M

Sandra said...

they are beautiful, and now I know I have never seen one before. had no idea they are black and white. i love their painted color. like the spread wings in the first pic.

Pat said...

They are such striking birds in their black and whit plumage!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful images of Andrew.

Susan said...

Great pictures! You must have very clean windows!

Arija said...

Well, this tie you got some good shots of them . I always find B&W birds hard to capture well and with European Magpies, it is even harder with those iridescent feathers on their backs. Well done!

Genie said...

WOW! What a fine job you did shooting through the window. I do a good bit of that, too. I have never seen a magpie. The third shot looks like it is time for a little rest. genie

Hilke Breder said...

Magpies must be one of my favorite birds when visiting my family in Germany. I love watching their antics. Nice shots, Drew!