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Magpie - Tasmanian
Supposedly different (slightly smaller also) to the Mainland ones.
This is an adult and a juvenile couple
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They often cavort and have a real ball with each other.
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They are handsome birds and very striking with their white on black
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They also have a very beautiful and liquid call the beautiful sound of our Magpies
 

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Magpie - Tasmanian
Supposedly different (slightly smaller also) to the Mainland ones.
This is an adult and a juvenile couple
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They often cavort and have a real ball with each other.
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They are handsome birds and very striking with their white on black
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They also have a very beautiful and liquid call the beautiful sound of our Magpies
They are very stringing birds. You captured them cavorting too!
 

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Overcast & cloudy morning, but the local ebird site said migrating Warbler's were showing up at a local cemetery. Didn't see any warblers, but I did chase this kingfisher around but wouldn't allow me to get close. Significant crop but cleaned up with Topaz Denoise.
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Great birds
Dear Bluenose,

Thank you!

This has been a strange year as I am sure everyone knows. I am very fortunate in that I have been working from home for 6 months, and have been able to witness everything that happened in my backyard during that time. I am certain nothing happened this year that hasn't happened in the previous 20 years that I have lived in this house. The difference this year is that it happened before my eyes, instead of happening when I was staring at the walls in a cubicle.

I never saw an entire Spring and Summer unfold before my eyes. I'd have been remiss if I hadn't try to capture some of what I witnessed.

I hope and pray that no one suffered because of this virus.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA
 
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Magpie - Tasmanian
Supposedly different (slightly smaller also) to the Mainland ones.
This is an adult and a juvenile couple
View attachment 846096

They often cavort and have a real ball with each other.
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They are handsome birds and very striking with their white on black
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They also have a very beautiful and liquid call the beautiful sound of our Magpies
That's interesting, Richard - I didn't notice their being different at all, so maybe they are pretty similar to the Victorian versions. Good, observational photographs of their behaviour 👌
 
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That's interesting, Richard - I didn't notice their being different at all, so maybe they are pretty similar to the Victorian versions. Good, observational photographs of their behaviour 👌
Thanks Melanie
My 'expertise' is only from bird books, web etc.
One think they claim these don't do is dive bomb like the mainland ones.
But I've got a photo of one having a go at me whilst it's two new juveniles were sitting rather bemused on a branch not far from where I was standing.
They are also supposed to be slightly smaller.
 

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One think they claim these don't do is dive bomb like the mainland ones.
The ones in the local park did that to me every season (ie dive bombed), until I put some seed out the back on a makeshift feeding dish. Now they see me as a friendly and leave me in peace.

The one's here look slightly different at the back. I haven't seen any here with the white patch extending below their shoulders.

Nice capture too Richard!

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A couple from the yard yesterday:
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A pair of chicks at the waterhole.

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A cock spruce grouse enjoys a mountain ash berry.
 
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Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo ~ Calyptorhynchus funereus
right outside our house today

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The ones in the local park did that to me every season (ie dive bombed), until I put some seed out the back on a makeshift feeding dish. Now they see me as a friendly and leave me in peace.

The one's here look slightly different at the back. I haven't seen any here with the white patch extending below their shoulders.

Nice capture too Richard!

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Thanks Alan
Interesting comparisons. I rechecked my photos and they all have a lot of white on their backs. None like yours.
 

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This New Holland honeyeater seems to have a rather cross expression!
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