Magpie Hip-shot – An Interesting Experiment

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Photographing birds as they take off is tricky but with a little luck and perseverance it can be done. Landing shots are much more difficult and often require creative innovation. [...]

It Must Be Spring – Magpies Are Beginning Nest-building

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Around here Black-billed Magpies are among the first species to begin nest-building activities. It tickles my fancy to see another sign of spring after this miserable winter. [...]