Monday, 7 November 2011

Playful Magpies


I was surprised to observe the behaviour of this family of Australian Magpies, Gymnorhina tibicen. The young one, in the middle with a stick, was playing around with it and the parents , darker in colour, were jumping all around him/her and lying down making strange moves. All three birds seemed to be very interested in the stick. Their behaviour reminded me of dogs playing with each other with a stick... funny Magpies..

10 comments:

  1. Love seeing birds portrayed in their behavior! Beautiful.

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  2. Amazing !!!!!!

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  3. Awesome, just love the motion in this piece.

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  4. Lovely! Magpies are such intelligent and character-filled birds I reckon. Matteo, there is a Tawny Frogmouth nest with mother and young near me here in Fairfield. If you are interested in coming and taking photos or sketching or however you organise your pictures let me know: remantics@gmail.com. and I can show it to you. Kind Regards, Karen

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  5. Thank you everybody, to Karen, thank you very much for your suggestion, we've got a nest and a chick around my place too! Exciting..

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  6. : ). They are so lovely aren't they!

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  7. Hello there :) Thank you for following my blog, your work is beautiful!

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  8. Je me suis agréablement promenée dans votre blog et j'y ai découvert de merveilleux trésors... bravo pour votre talent et votre sensibilité.
    gros bisous

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  9. Merci beaucoup pour tes paroles Martine, tu es tres tres gentille,

    And thanks to Chloe too.

    Cordialement Kind regards

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  10. Loveley your Aquarell
    i love this Birds they are so funny. I saw a lot last year but cut not take a Photo.


    Kind regards
    Stephanie

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