Spring Into Summer With Magpie Cuteness

I was determined to end my magpie stalking habits once the spring was over. Easier said than done, especially when my neighbours, the Magpies, started showing up with their adorable young ones…

No idea how many fledglings they have, they only showed up with two at a time at most. Generally, it’s only one accompanying the parents. As far as appearance goes, they can be barely told apart from the parents – I learnt to look for the shorter tails.

But the constantly hungry open beaks make all the difference, and the young ones are quite hilarious. Almost as big as the parents, they still whine and wait to be fed, even when Mon and Dad are trying to make a run for it.

Come to think of it, I do have some acquaintances in their thirties doing the same… If I waste even more time thinking about it, I realize I also met people in their fifties behaving like this. Who says people and birds are not alike?

Speaking of magpies, have you seen Tracy’s post this week? If not, stop by her blog (Reflections of An Untidy Mind) and read her hilarious poem for this week’s Corvid 2020 challenge.

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9 Replies to “Spring Into Summer With Magpie Cuteness”

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you liked them. I wasn’t as close as it might seam (I couldn’t tell you exactly how far away), they were in the garden and I, at my window with a 55-250mm lens; most of the photos are also cropped. 🙂

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  1. A few weeks into my challenge, I decided corvid-stalking was not a bad game to play to provide a distraction from self-isolation. It’s a free mental health service. How nice that the magpies brought their noisy, hungry chicks to see you, Ana. They look very healthy so obviously not starving. 🙂

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