Feb Day 6 Photo Challenge

1 for sorrow.

2 for joy

3 for Girl

4 for a boy

5 for silver

6 for gold

7 for a secret never to be told.

The Magpie is a lovely bird with but not well like hear in the UK. It’s call is one that can become really annoying and sounds aggressive. They steal eggs from many species of bird and gang up if they need to to intimidate other species.

But that said the magpie has its bad points like some other birds but it’s here and has been around just like all other species for a long time. When filmed in the sun the colours are fantastic and need to be seen to understand the beauty it holds.

The Magpie is thought to be one of the smartest birds in the planet being able to recognise itself in a mirror test.

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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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