I have never noticed the curve on the end of the beak before. we had a lot of magpies on the small holding, they became quite a nuisance especially when we had the young chicks in the spring time.wont go into the other things they got up to. but they are a pretty bird though. took the pied wagtails off and like all the other birds are now on the birdinginegypt blog, almost finished it now just a few small birds I can not find the names of. the sunlight plays games with the colours. and makes it hard to Identify the species .some also change plumage in the winter adding a further task to id. I have put A ?? on the ones I am having a problem with.
Magpie is a common bird also here, a couple of them is always "investigating" our garden.Clever birds, one morning the birdbath was on ice and I noticed them to cut the ice to get some water to drink.
Hi Tony, I wondered where the pied wagtail was, but now I know.Hi Sussi, They are very clever indeed.