Magpies....one for sorry...two for joy.....

Just to finish off the Magpie post from Wednesday...here's the star of the show....
Handsome isn't he (well I think he's a he or he is in my mind but please correct me if I'm wrong?)

The photo was taken yesterday at my friends house....as I've mentioned previously the family of four magpies  visit her daily.
Unfortunately, this next photo is blurred but then try telling hungry excitable magpies to sit still for the camera and basically you can whistle!!!
 The one on the right is throwing his head back and....chorkling


If you'd like to see the different between an Australian Magpie and a UK magpie then click here for the UK details. They are much smaller and make a completely different chattering sound.


Here's proof that they do actually take the food out of the hand...but with that beak I'm prepared to stand back and watch...I like having all my fingers thank you very much! ;D

The other two magpies are younger and a little nervous so they watched from the roof ~ well Zac and Muffin were sitting at our feet so who can blame them...I think they're pretty switched on birds knowing the dangers (hardly with both Muffy and Zac, but they don't know they're soft as butter) but also where the best restaurant in town is located!

Then if you're lucky you may be able to gently stroke them!
At this stage I was going to take a video of them but my camera batteries died...story of my life...ho hum :$

Anyway...must dash I've got so much to fit in today it's not funny.
I hope you're looking forward to the weekend and have lots planned.
Whatever you get up to ~ enjoy! Keep smiling ;D