Magpies are common in UK, and can be a bit of a pest, thieving food intended for other birds. But catch them in the right light and they can be rather beautiful, like the above recent shot from Tatton Park.
They are particularly active in spring, with spells of amorous behaviour interspersed with avid feeding from what they can find in the ground.
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Great pics! Weird about bird distribution, Western Canada at least in Calgary gets lots and none in the East?
Interesting fact about magpies, Wayne. Are the winters too cold for them in Eastern Canada?
Great pics, Barry. I wish we had magies.
Whoops, make that magpies!