Monday, 17 June 2013

The Magpie in my garden................................... is getting closer to the house

I have had this Magpie feeding in my garden for the past couple of weeks...
... it's a bird species I have always struggled to get close to.

...but this one's been getting braver every day.

 Magpies are are easily spooked... the sight of me in the house is usually enough to make them disappear.

Meal Worms are this fellas food of choice... 
...just a few scattered on the ground have been enough to tempt it in.

This is the closest I have had it to the house... just a few feet from my patio window.
A beautiful bird to see up close.

Linking to Our World Tuesday and Wild Bird Wednesday

22 comments:

Michelle said...

That is a beautiful bird.

Carole M. said...

mealworms would mean a lot to a magpie that's for sure; you got some great photos Drew

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful close-ups.

Brian King said...

Very handsome! I like the combination of black, white, and blue!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great shots. Magpies are beautiful birds.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice Magpie, I also find it hard to get a photo of it, cheers Andrew.

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful photos Andrew.

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots of the magpie!

Stewart M said...

The blue in the feathers rather flies in the face of this bird being black and white.

Nice shots.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

HansHB said...

Nice photos! It is very difficult to get good pictures of the Magpie. You have succeeded. Well done!

Gary said...

Beautiful series of colour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carletta said...

What great shots Andrew!
It really is a pretty bird. I do love those blue feathers.

Frank said...

Nice ones Andrew ... obviously the food temptation paid off.

mick said...

Great close-up photos. The blue color is beautiful.

Joyful said...

Beautiful close ups. I don't think I've ever seen a magpie.

eileeninmd said...

I like the coloring on these magpies. Great shots!

Karen said...

What a handsome fellow!

prairiebirder said...

Great photos! Magpies are very skittish when they visit my feeders too.

Arija said...

I really like the European magpies with their blue wings. They are such very intelligent birds.

Sharon Wagner said...

Pretty soon he'll be on your shoulder shouting, "More worms now!" Great photos.

Terri said...

Nice shots- he is a pretty bird.

Neil said...

Beautiful bird.