Pica Pica (Eurasian Magpie)

Spotted by Volunteer Annamaseko (Logged 05/10/20)
Earliest Submitted record by Volunteer Annabel (Before 2020 project began)

Magpie Information can be found here on the RSPB website.

With its noisy chattering, black-and-white plumage and long tail, there is nothing else quite like the magpie in the UK. When seen close-up its black plumage takes on an altogether more colourful hue with a purplish-blue iridescent sheen to the wing feathers and a green gloss to the tail.

Magpies seem to be jacks of all trades – scavengers, predators and pest-destroyers, their challenging, almost arrogant attitude has won them few friends. Non-breeding birds will gather together in flocks.

RSPB Website

Ten Acres Habitation

Found commonly all along the riverside park path of the rea.


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