M is for Magpie

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MThis year I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge again. I thought it might be fun to share some of my photography instead of always my words. They say a picture is worth–well, you know what they say πŸ˜‰

I will try to keep these blog posts short and sweet, while still offering a little bit of insight into each photograph, just for fun.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Blogging from A to Z Challenge you can check out these links:

~ What Is The Blogging from A to Z Challenge? ~ Participants ~Β My Blogging from A to Z Challenge (2013): All About Niteblade ~ My Blogging from A to Z Challenge (2012): Unthemed ~

M is for Magpie

Magpies are one of my favourite kinds of birds. Unfortunately, theyΒ  never seem to want to co operate when I try to take their pictures, so I don’t have nearly as many shots of them as I’d like. Here are the few I do have… even if a couple are a bit cheaty πŸ˜‰

This flouffy dude was hanging out on a tree by my back door. I had to shoot this through the window because I knew as soon as I opened the squeaky screen door he’d fly away. After I took this shot I tried to open the door to get a better one, but as I’d known he would, he flew away πŸ™‚

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I’ve seen this graffiti in a few places around Edmonton. This one was on the side of a dumpster outside the High Level Diner

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According to its title, I took this one in October 2010. Seriously? How does time keep moving faster and faster?

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Finally, I did not do this embroidery (alas), I only took a photo of it:

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20 Responses to M is for Magpie

  1. Leslie Rose says:

    Maybe a little super glue on the branch would help the bird cooperate. LOVE the black and white pic.

  2. They are funny birds. Have you ever been swooped by one? They can be pretty aggressive when they’re nesting.

    • Rhonda says:

      I haven’t, but my dog has. Lots. The magpies and he seem to have regular disagreements about who owns our backyard. For better or for worse, the dog often doesn’t even notice that the magpies are trying to menace him LOL I guess sometimes it’s good to be oblivious.

  3. stu says:

    I like the sharpness of the third one. With the colouring of the magpie, it’s often hard to get it to stand out from a background.

  4. Nana Prah says:

    I’ve heard of a magpie, but have never seen one before. Thanks for the pics, even the cheaty ones.
    Nana Prah

  5. Kris says:

    Such cute birds. I really like the black and white photo.

  6. What a lovely bird! I don’t think I’ve ever paid enough attention to them. They’re beautiful!

    • Rhonda says:

      They are really beautiful. Especially when they are flying, alas, I don’t have photographic proof of that. Yet πŸ˜‰

  7. Wow, love the pics. Good luck with the rest of the challenge. I shall return for more.

  8. Beautiful images and the embroidery is amazing.

  9. Julia says:

    Those are very nice photographs of the magpie. I would love to see one in person.

  10. Holli says:

    Beautiful pics. My grandmother and father hate magpies because of all the noise they make. They both like to shoot them. πŸ™ Boo!

    I love all birds.

    • Rhonda says:

      I love birds too πŸ™‚

      I grew up surrounded by people who hated magpies (because of their noise or because “Goddamn birds eatin’ all the dog food” because, ya know, you wouldn’t want to keep that in the house or anything /rant) so for a long time I felt like I should hate them too… but I just couldn’t do it πŸ˜‰

  11. I’ve never seen a magpie. Pretty little things.

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