26 December 2012

Magpie juvenile (and a video)

sitting on the back fence.   One of the parents is generally not too far away and this one can be very noisy


 up on the arbour now (top left)


hurry up Mum

 
and a video clip (re-post) from May, with three bird types bathing.

 
Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

Later addition:  Noticed many are using Christmas greeting birding photos, so I'm adding link to mine here

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

still quite stylish, even as a juvie! :)

Larry said...

Cool photos of the Magpie Carole but the video is really great!! I love to see birds in action!

mick said...

Season's Greetings and lovely photos of the juvenile Maggie. They are fun to watch.

Judy said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!
He seems an awfully big bird to still be relying on his parents...

Island Rambles Blog said...

They sure love the bath in the video...great video. And love the photos....we were just looking at the Magpies in the bookbook today!

diane b said...

I love your crystal sharp pics of the magpie. The video is great too. I have 2 maggies in my garden every morning and afternoon snacking on the insects. Must capture them soon, but I doubt that I can get them as sharp as yours.

Joe said...

Magpies always seem such curious birds.

Phil said...

Tha magpie is a very striking bird Carole especially shaking off the water after a bathe. Love the video, the soundtrack is wonderful with that exotic, tropical song in the background.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful birds you have photographed, Carole.
The video is really quite amazing.
I wish you a very happy second Christmas day.
Greetings Irma

Stewart M said...

This could be my back garden - same birds! (but a different fence!)

Hope you had a good Christmas.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Carole, wonderful post on the Magpie! Your photos and the video are great.

Pam :) said...

Great shots of the Magpies, Carole. Your video is fantastic.

Dianne said...

Obviously he doesn't want to leave the nest ( so to speak) and why not when he's got Mum & Dad dancing to his beat .... clever magpie.

Jenny Short said...

Love the photos and video. Happy New Year. xo Jenny

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show.
Wish you a good second Christmas Day :) Hanne Bente

Kelly said...

...cool birds! The magpie is big. I didn't realize they were that big. Love the song in the background of the butcher bird.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos of the magpie and I love watching the birds taking their baths!

Jeanne said...

Lovely shots Carole! Hope your christmas was wonderful.

NatureFootstep said...

your magpie is rather different from ours. Love this juvie. :)

Pat said...

Beautiful youngster!

Jan Castle said...

What a lovely treat! Thank you Carole and birds!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Montanagirl said...

Very nice! Good photos, and I LOVE the video: to see the birds in action and hear their songs is a real treat.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

For some reason, I cannot get video to work from my laptop...but the images are wonderful! Happy New year~

Gary said...

Beautiful colouring!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sharyl said...

You all have the biggest birds! The first photo looks a bit intimidating to me!