Uprooted Magnolia

Black-billed Magpie

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 1, 2011

Black-billed Magpie

©Leah Yetter Photographer

A member of the crow family, their tail makes up half or more of their total body length.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

I’ve been watching these beautiful birds for quite some time but haven’t been able to get many shots of them. They are quick little guys and I love how their blue feathers sparkle in the sunshine.

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  1. pinkunderbelly said, on September 1, 2011 at 6:03 am

    What beautiful birds! Their coloring almost reminds me of a paint pony’s. Or is it the pinto pony that has such piebald markings? Oh dear, now I need to research this!


  2. misswhiplash said, on September 1, 2011 at 7:00 am

    it is your photographic genius Leah that makes them look even better. Great pictures


  3. Lenore Diane said, on September 1, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Blue and black – one of my favorite color combinations. Magpies are beautiful! Nice shots!


  4. melissakoski said, on September 1, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I’ve never seen one. Thanks for sharing Leah.


  5. leahyetter said, on September 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Thanks Ladies! I love these birds. They have a real nasally “yak yak yak” or “mag mag mag” call. I think these might be yearlings or at least young because I’ve seen some with really long tail feathers. I like the black and blue combination too Lenore. There are some real tropical looking Magpie birds as well. With oranges and greens, really beautiful.


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