Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

May 15, 2012

New Guys on the Block

We seem to be adopted by 4 Black Billed Magpies. We see them frequently, often in the winter, and generally at a distance. These guys have taken to the bird feeder and our "pond". They apparently have a bad reputation, but so far we haven't seen why. They like to warm their feet on the horse's backs in the winter.
I am going to have to wait for a while until they become tamer for the in flight pictures. They are truly a very pretty bird.

Expect more (hopefully) in the near future.


joyce said...

They are a pretty bird, and not having ever dealt with them, I am not sure either why they have such a bad reputation. (Apparantly, they make a good pie though! yucky!)

TexWisGirl said...

really handsome! love their ultra long tails!

Terry said...

Magpies are common in Colorado, but it's a bit too barren here on the ranch for them. We had them in suburbia, and I enjoyed them very much. Bad rep is undeserved!

Linda said...

Great captures...lovely bird!

Alica said...

They are pretty...and big!

Michelle said...

Good looking birds! Can't say that I have ever noticed them, out of all the places I have lived.

Bobbi Jo said...

Pretty bird and I agree these are great pictures. Hugs, Bobbi Jo