Thursday, 29 March 2012

The Seed Scatterer.

It is very rare for me to be able to get close to a Magpie (Pica pica) but during a visit to a location that I had not visited for many, many years, the activity of this individual intrigued me as it decided to scatter all the seed rather than eat any!

I hope to catch up with everyone in the next few days when I'll also post a local patch update plus some other recent outings  ...... FAB.

22 comments:

  1. my guess there was maybe something more attractive buried in the top of that post, perhaps to the magpie's thinking at least. Like a big juicy grub?

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    1. You might be right Carole, but I think he was just enjoying making a mess!

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  2. Ha! Fabulous capture , Frank! Love it.

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  3. Magpies are further west of us and I always look forward to seeing them. I love this capture, very nice and that is one way to spread good seed around...wonder what kind it was looking for;) Looking forward to catching up with your journeys Frank~

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    1. Hi Mary. I'm sure it helped the ground feeding species!

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  4. A great capture of the Magpie, Frank! They can be very entertaining to watch and quite enjoy dismantling my ancient apple tree to furnish their homes...hmm

    Love the Meadow Pipit on the previous post too :-)

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    1. Hi Jan. Yes ... I'm constantly clearing up twigs and fairly large pieces from under the Birch that they have scattered around!

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  5. Nice pic Frank. I love magpies and would see them often when I lived out west but we don't get them here on the east coast!

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  6. Wasteful little Magpie!!!!! Our birds seem to drop/scatter the seed from the feeders here also.. BUT--there are always some little birds under the feeders to eat up what has been scattered!!!!!! OR---the squirrels and chipmunks will get the scattered seed... ha ha

    Great picture.
    Betsy

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  7. Great image Frank, really caught the action well.

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  8. Cracking seed shot. Love it.

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  9. Hi Kathie. They are not everone favourite but their antics are fun to watch.

    Hi Betsy. Yeah ... they all work for one another.

    Hi Lisa. Thanks very much.

    Cheers Paul.

    Thanks John.

    Hi Christia. Appreciate your visit and the compliment.

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  10. Super action shot of the Magpie Frank

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I hope you enjoyed your visit and I always appreciate your comments and feedback.

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