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Old Oct 26, 2009, 3:43 PM   #1
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Magpie In Flight Finally

I don't have any idea why but getting a Magpie in flight has avoided me until now. He started to land on a limb then changed his mind and kept going.







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Old Oct 26, 2009, 3:57 PM   #2
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Beautiful capture! Unfortunately, magpies don't venture this far south. I really enjoyed watching them when I lived in Nevada.
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 9:03 PM   #3
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Beautiful capture! Unfortunately, magpies don't venture this far south. I really enjoyed watching them when I lived in Nevada.

They do get into everything around.
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Excellent shots Roger. We get them up here. Beautiful looking bird.
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Great shots Roger, I'm in western Canada as well and I see dozens of them everyday, I never really thought about photographing them though. After seeing your shots I may have to rethink that.

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Old Oct 27, 2009, 11:02 AM   #6
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I will say...that perhaps some find the bird pretty. Likely because of the black and white.

But they are a scavenger bird...verrryyy intelligent. Hard to shoot...either with a a camera or a gun.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magpie

As the above says, opportunistic bird. They have been known to like shiny objects and will eat the eyes of a new born calf (or other new borns..)

The photos here were nicely done..!!!


(But I noticed the cross hairs were missing )
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Terrific shots, Roger. Now you need to come to California and photograph the Yellow-billed Magpie!
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Old Oct 27, 2009, 6:28 PM   #8
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I'm jealous...

Beautiful work!

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Cool - real nice shots
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Excellent shots Roger. We get them up here. Beautiful looking bird.

Thanks, how about a photo or two of some of yours up there.
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