Country Spring 3.


From Giliell, click for full size! Is that a Magpie? Whatever it might be, love.

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  1. says

    We have them, but you never see them around residences or feeders. They stay in the wild, and well hidden at that.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    I like the flying magpie pictures.

    Here, the sound that magpies make is described as laughing.

    The previous place I lived in had magpies nesting in one of the trees in the backyard. The nest was a largish ball of twigs with an opening in the side. While harakanpesä (magpie’s nest) is a Finnish metaphor for a drafty and badly built house, the nest, while a bit scruffy, seemed to be just fine, sun didn’t shine through it, not sure how well the roof kept the rain out, though.

  3. says

    The second one looks like yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella.

    Yes, that looks right, even the habitat is correct.
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    We have them, but you never see them around residences or feeders. They stay in the wild, and well hidden at that.

    I think it’s interesting how different subpopulations can be so different in behaviour.I remember being surprised at the robins in Ireland: they basically run you over. Here they are totally shy…

  4. says

    I have magpies visit my feeder, but only when nobody was looking. They get easily spooked so even the sligthest movement behind the window got them whooshing off into the trees.

    When we still had cats, they came regularly to steal the granules the cats did not eat. We had to take uneaten granules into the house to prevent this.

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