Saturday, June 25, 2011

I took this photo of a young magpie Monday.
I think it has a really reptillian look about it.
This was the first immature I saw this year, today
while waiting for the bus we saw a half dozen or
more from several nests. One of the parent birds
was busy chasing a black squirrel thru the trees.
At present they are still being feed by the parents.
Soon, as they get larger, food will be withheld and
the immatures will being screaming. this is not a
popular part of our summer ritual.

Summer comes, time
for weaning fat magpie chicks
raucous noise follows
                                 Calender with Magpie


Anonymous said...

This is a first for me. I have never seen even an adult magpie in real life. So, they are real crybabies, huh?

Guy said...

Hi Sandy

For a couple of weeks the noise can be incredible. It's funny I have never noticed young crows or jays doing this but magpies always tend to be noisy birds.