Wednesday Wings: Magpie Munchies

Black-billed magpies survive because they are clever, and quick to take advantage of any food source.

Driving down the highway the other day, I burst out laughing when I saw this bird chowing down on an enormous pile of feed grain.  Prairie farmers often leave piles of grain like this sitting in their winter fields when their graineries are full.  These piles are generally a great place to see ducks and geese, but on this day our clever corvid had the pile all to himself.

He should be good for a day or two…

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3 Responses to Wednesday Wings: Magpie Munchies

  1. Hi Pat, Interesting shots! Hope birds are better at knowing when they’ve had enough than dogs! :-)

  2. cindyzlogic says:

    Great capture! He found the “mother lode” (load)…hee hee!

  3. Dawn Fine says:

    Smart Bird..I am surprised there were not more

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