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By Kevhan
Scavengers, predators and pest destroyers. The Magpie has won few friends though.
Their main diet is invertebrates, such as beetles, caterpillars, spiders, worms and leatherjackets.
During the breeding season though, they will take eggs and young of other birds.
When plenty of food is available, they hoard supplies to eat later. They hide it with grass, a stone or a leaf.
In my shot he is soaking the bread before eating it.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: dmhuynh72, motorsportpictures, Wilmot and 12 more

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motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 2:34PM
reat shot
Wilmot 12 338 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 2:39PM
Super image
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 3:28PM
Excellent well timed capture. Beautiful lighting and pin sharp detail.
I've seen them do this in our bird bath as well.
targetman 12 2 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 3:51PM
Great capture of the Magpie well done Don.
Rachel99 12 1 2 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 3:56PM
Looks like he's bitten off more than he can chew! Great shot. Thanks for your comment on my dandelion - great shame we consider them weeds. Something to do with the fact they spread seeds absolutely everywhere I guess.
Growmore 12 4 3 England
5 May 2009 8:13PM
Great capture of the magpie but haven't you got any seagulls where you live, i love seagulls. Gary
madbilly 12 1 4 England
6 May 2009 1:00PM
I've been trying to get a close up of one of these for ages, still trying ! well done
Lettice 12 England
9 May 2009 2:18PM
Hes very clever

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