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Now is the time of year when we see a lot of Magpies around...even in the garden we get a tiding of Magpies..at least seven most mornings...
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Dec 09 2012 20:33 GMT Bigbear10
Lovely montage Joan
Dec 09 2012 20:41 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful, Joan!!
Dec 09 2012 20:52 GMT gtc126
OUTSTANDING CAPTURE, SUPER SHARP, LOVE THE WING SPREAD!!!! OH WAS IT THE LAKE YOU WERE SHOWING US???????LOL
Dec 09 2012 21:00 GMT elsje323
beautiful catch
Dec 09 2012 21:03 GMT pauli3522
wowwwwwwwwwwwwww..it seems that this bird is as big as a rooster
Dec 09 2012 21:46 GMT saffi9
well caught joan
Dec 10 2012 08:53 GMT Lie
Great catch and image...
Dec 10 2012 10:59 GMT clintonfolks
fantastic photo.!!
Dec 10 2012 12:43 GMT rob22stan
Wonderful capture
Dec 15 2012 16:26 GMT mbz
superb shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 21 2012 12:19 GMT Littleollie
If this bird is a Magpie Joan then you are so much more fortunate that New Zealand and Australia because Magpies here are just boring black and white, yours have so much more colour and interesting features about them.
Dec 22 2012 14:18 GMT superJoan
Our Magpies have a iridescent blue sheen to the feathers.In the spring, large numbers of Magpies often gather to resolve territorial conflicts and social standing. These gatherings, called parliaments, probably gave rise to the many nursery rhymes and poems about Magpies, such as:

One for sorrow, two for mirth,
Three for a wedding, four for a birth,
Five for silver, six for gold,
Seven for a secret not to be told.
Eight for heaven, nine for hell,
And ten for the devil's own sel'

We have lots in our garden, sometimes as many as twenty gather together.....

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