Thursday, February 21, 2013

Alaskan Magpie

Magpies are really intelligent birds.  They are one of the
few animal species known to be able to recognize itself in
a mirror test!!  


  1. WOW! How did you manage such a great picture. Around here the Magpies take off even when one starts to slow down with a car.

    1. Ruth, I have been trying to get a good photo of a magpie since last summer. Your right they take off when you get close to them. This one was hanging around a group of wild ducks and stealing bread that was intended for them. He was more interested in food than me at that point. These birds are tough to get a decent photo of even when you get very close to them. Their dark colors makes their eyes disappear if the light doesn't hit them just right. I have the same problems with the ravens around here.