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Magpie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Magpie

Magpies are hated by many bird lovers. People love small, fluffy songbirds and want to protect them. Magpies are clever corvids which …

Magpie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Fence-sitter

I hate sharp fences. They’re there to make sure property is protected, but their defence often turns into attack when people tangle …

Magpie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

After sticks comes mud

The Magpies have finished constructing their nest. Here’s one bringing in the twigs to construct the base. The roof was next. Now …

Magpie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Pick up sticks

The Magpies are busy. It’s spring and they’re toiling building a nest. Last year they built two nests, yet despite all the …

Magpie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Urban Magpie

On my walk through the local industrial estate I spotted a Magpie. I thought the complexity of this graphic image was just …

Magpie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

All for joy

“One’s for sorrow, two’s for joy…”, says the old rhyme, ‘Magpie’. I don’t agree. Magpies, however many in number, are all for …

Robin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The river walk

Here are a few familiar faces from my social distancing walk. This Mute Swan is one of the aggressive pair which have …

Magpie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

One’s for sorrow

There’s a Magpie on a roof on the industrial estate nearby. It’s been busy tearing the moss off it. I’m not sure …

Magpie - Crime Lake - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Pica pica

Magpies are handsome birds. I keep reading about how intelligent they are. Intelligence is one of those factors which is so difficult …

Jay - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Monkey nuts

Walking through The Regent’s Park I notice a woman with her hands deep in a bag. She brings out a handful of …

Magpie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Magpies are to blame

There’s a pair of Magpies in the tree by the lake in the park. They are noisy and busy, attracting attention from …