Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Yellow-billed Magpie


24 comments:

Titanium said...

Looks like the little guy is talking back at you! Great shots, both.

stan said...

ooo..nice bright yellow beak it has!

And Miles To Go... said...

what a beautiful capture!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Good looking birds.

New Jersey Memories said...

You really got fabulous close-ups. Everytime I try to get a close-up on a bird, they fly away!

Dawn said...

I think it's great that you caught in the middle of a call. Nice capture! Happy WW!

~sWaMpY~ said...

If you had taken him looking the other direction, he could have qualified for a "line-up."
Beautiful birdie...
Did you use the old trick...salt on the tail to get him to pose for you?

Mama Zen said...

Love that second shot!

nina kuriloff said...

Very nice photographs!

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful photos, interesting looking bird to one in the UK more used to our black billed magpies

NYCSingleMom said...

I could never get these shots. Great photos.

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Beth F said...

Great captures. I'm not sure I've seen these magpies.

William K Wallace said...

Nice pics I tryed to get a cool picture of brightly coloured bird a few days ago and the thing flew off just as I was about to take the picture, which was a pain...

Lois said...

He's cute! Looks like he is giving you a piece of his mind in the second shot.

Phil said...

That is a smart looking bird you captured there Jill, even if it is a magpie. Are they as unpopular as ours in the UK?

Clytie said...

Beautiful! I see why they are called 'yellow-billed' magpies! :=}

That second guy is saying something ... I wonder what it was?

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Great images of the Magpies. I saw my first Magpies year before last and they are such clever birds, reminded me of Crows, only much more beauty. Had never seen a Yellow-Billed one before these images, very nice~

Kelly said...

...ack...this is so cool! Love this fellow!

mick said...

Great photo of a beautiful bird. That yellow bill is really special.

Larry said...

Ah, one of my favorite birds Jill. Nice shots of the Yellow-billed Magpie, a California endemic!

gwendolen said...

First time I have seen this bird. Nice to see a colourful magpie.

Halcyon said...

Cute! Looks like he's yelling at someone. :)

MaineBirder said...

WOW, excellent captures and a beautiful bird!

NatureFootstep said...

interesting! The body of this bird looka much like our magpie. But the head differs.