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Old Nov 5, 2005, 3:02 AM   #1
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just a common magpie I saw while at work the other day.




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Old Nov 5, 2005, 12:31 PM   #2
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just a common magpie I saw while at work the other day.


Strange. I've never seen one. However I did run out to the store to see if I could get what he's eating. He seems quite pleased! Nice shots - especially the delicious close-up...



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Old Nov 5, 2005, 8:00 PM   #3
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Thanks, I think he caught some kind of flying bug:-)
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Magpies absolute R U L E ! No, they aren't the most majestic bird, but boy oh boy,watch them for a while. They really are artistic flyers. Julie, I have T R I E D to catch these little beggars showing off, and have yet to succeed. I am getting better tho. Our magpies are slightly different in color dispersment, that is they are black and white, but in a different pattern. I'll post a shot I got the other day just to give you an idea. I promise that one day I'll have a nicer one. Happy trails,

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sorry, shots are terrible, but see the different markings? (I'm working on getting some decent ones) Kd
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they are master flyers...
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Kenneth, your magpies look more the size of our magpie larks, this is a magpie lark below, they are cute, eat worms out of your lawn and have little fear of humans around here



This one below is our magpie, tougher, bigger etc, here he has pulled up roots from a tree stump and is breaking it up to find the worms



This last shot is a Grey currawong which is often mistaken for our magpie, I think it's a member of the same family but is much bigger more aggressive and is known to take the eggs from nest of our other wildlife and eat them


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