pesky magpie

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I had wondered why the contents of this particular feeder went down so quickly. The answer is this pesky visitor. It can't quite reach so it bangs the feeder to make it swing and grabs a beakful on its return. Out of about eight of them locally, only this one comes for a suet feast. It used to flutter up and grab the wire like a blue tit but it kept falling off - hence the current strategy. Clever so and so !

Not quite sharp due the intervening double glazing - Pentax 35-105 'stack of primes' at 105mm
01/03/2016 - 22:50davidwozhere
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/160
Focal Length85mm


Link Posted 01/03/2016 - 22:59
Clever indeed! Beautiful bird!
Cheers...Donna 😊


Link Posted 01/03/2016 - 23:30
The crow family are so intelligent, i just hope the Magpies don't steal our baby birds this year!
Kind regards Maria


Link Posted 02/03/2016 - 20:48
I have the same problem but with pigeons


Link Posted 02/03/2016 - 23:38
Don't mention those perishin' vacuum cleaners Malc. Mine have learned how to fit into the bird table and they clean it out before you can say "shoo!"
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 10/03/2016 - 10:51
Sadly, the baby magpie that we had reared almost since birth flew the roost on January 20! We had cared for her for six and a half months and, like a puppy or kitten, she had become a member of the family. We're discovering now that other residents in the village also miss her. If she did find herself a partner she may well re-appear here at some later stage but in the meantime I shall no longer be walking down the road sharing a croissant with her! Pesky? Only in the most light-hearted way in this family! Nice shot by the way!

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Link Posted 07/10/2021 - 13:12
Really nice and interesting post. I was looking for this kind of information and enjoyed reading this one.


Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 07:03
What a lovely picture.


Link Posted 20/01/2022 - 07:26
wow its really beautiful picture i like this types of pictures .
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