NU2500 : Magpie (Pica pica), Broomhill

taken 7 years ago, near to Broomhill, Northumberland, Great Britain

Magpie (Pica pica), Broomhill
Magpie (Pica pica), Broomhill
The magpie is a member of the crow family and it has an unmistakable appearance and harsh chak-chak-chak call. Magpies are omnivorous, usually feeding on open ground but also scavenging on rubbish tips and foraging amongst bushes, stealing eggs and nestlings. The sexes are alike and both built the large nest (domed to prevent predation by crows) of twigs with a cup of mud and finer materials. The five to eight blue-green speckled eggs are laid in April.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Bird (from Tags)
Magpie 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2572 0029 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:17.7632N 1:35.7898W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2572 0028
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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