Thursday, June 12, 2014
This is two of the four magpie offspring that just a couple days ago left the nest. Note the short tails which shows these are youngsters. These wobbly younguns don't know enough to be afraid of humans and so we have delighted in watching them up close the last few days. They are a noisy bunch and I will be glad when they move off to new territory and leave me in peace. The meadow larks can sing all they want but these guys squawk.
Magpies are members of the crow family and not my favorite bird. Give me the meadow lark and their melodious singing any day over these guys.