Wildlife on my office window, part II

After about a year since my first post about wildlife that could be seen through my office window (Mik, don`t click on the link :no: ), a time has come for another one. Nothing spectacular like a first one but somewhat interesting.
Even though days became colder, I keep my window opened for most of the day. It is not Indian summer as it is usually in this part of year – or Miholjsko leto as we call it in Serbia – but having a breath of fresh air is always a benefit. Well, few days ago, I could hear familiar "voice" but could not see anything out on the neighbouring roof or in black locust trunk nearby. But it keeps going, on and on, few times every day, until I finaly saw it.

Usually, there are only pigeons and crows around, but magpies, if any, never hang too long to be photographed. I am not sure if this one has spotted something shiny so it keeps coming or there is a nest somewhere. But it is here every day for almost a week now :left:
On a side note, I read about them. Magpies live in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America but they do not live in Iceland. They are not fond of volcanoes or…?

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55 Responses to Wildlife on my office window, part II

  1. SittingFox says:

    That's cool. And yes, if there's a magpie around you will hear it…constantly! :sing:Guess Iceland is too remote for them to reach.

  2. Dacotah says:

    Cool visitor. Nice photo Darko.

  3. spooksister says:

    The magpies here are black and white πŸ™‚

  4. Spaggyj says:

    I have never seen a magpie quite like this before. That's pretty cool. I mean, I don't like birds but from a distance they're very interesting to observe.

  5. gdare says:

    Adele, I suspect this one is plotting against me :left:Carol, thanks :DSal, to my surprise I have found there are several different families of magpies. In North America there are black-billed magpies, but they can be green, yellow, red, blue…. especially in Asia. Take a look:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MagpieKimmie, they seem to be smarter than other birds. They say European magpie can recognise itself in a mirror test :eyes:

  6. Spaggyj says:

    Wow, that's pretty amazing, Dark :eyes:

  7. There2ia says:

    I am wondering you how you tip toed to get closer without making the bird away… :)Nice shot! There should be Erwin the bird watcher to ask or explain…and Nice days to hear the bird humming …my neighbour has birds singing all day long… a little confusing at the first time I moved here but it becomes not so interesting, I have to admit because they are not in nature….

  8. Stardancer says:

    Pretty bird, Darko. :up:

  9. Furie says:

    I was curious. :faint:

  10. Dacotah says:

    You are welcome Darko. πŸ™‚

  11. ellinidata says:

    is that a poo in from of the bird or a worm? so you see a roof of a building ? any :cat: on the roof? πŸ˜€

  12. Abbacus says:

    Ah, fresh air! I have windows open year 'round as much as possible. If I could, I would live outside!:pingu:

  13. gdare says:

    Teresia, my office is on first floor, so all I needed was to come to window ;)Star, it is. And smart :DMik, I knew :awww:Angeliki, as far as I remember it was once a cat on the roof, trying to get some pigeons :ninja:Abbacus, my office is close to the highway and sometimes it is just too dusty or too warm or too cold. But spring and autumn are good enough πŸ˜€

  14. raniakasim says:

    i think there is two probabilities , either it has a nest somewhere, or it is looking for that rich meal in ur first post .

  15. JardaP says:

    It looks like that the magpie has a colar.

  16. gdare says:

    Rania, they are always hungry :chef:Jarda, you are right :left:Dirk, thanks πŸ˜€

  17. thetomster says:

    :up: nice shot πŸ˜€

  18. ellinidata says:

    at my Greek home,cats chase lizards on the roof πŸ˜† it is in the village, lots of vegetation…

  19. gdare says:

    Cats chase pretty much everything… small enough πŸ˜€

  20. L2D2 says:

    What a pretty bird, Dare. I have never actually seen a real, live magpie. Didn't realize they came in anything but black or white or black and white. Probably has a nest. Or someone has a birdfeeder nearby.

  21. risis1977 says:

    Nice shoot . . :yes:I wish I can take a pic of birds without their ears heard that I'm comin' πŸ˜€

  22. gdare says:

    Linda, you don`t have them in Texas?Natalya, they will always hear you but you should try to act like you don`t pay attention to them πŸ˜‰

  23. raniakasim says:

    sometimes a pigeon stands on the edge of my window , i took a photo for it , but it was not clear at all , cause of the obscured glass of the window ,when i tried to open it , it flew immediately 😦

  24. gdare says:

    Solution: keep your window opened :yes:

  25. raniakasim says:

    good idea πŸ’‘ :up:

  26. L2D2 says:

    I don't believe we do, Dare. We have lots of the large, American crows here, but I've never seen a magpie and I'm thinking they aren't in Texas. I'll have to ask Erwin.

  27. gdare says:

    Rania ;)Linda, I think they belong to family of crows or something like that; maybe they prefer colder weather, I am not sure…

  28. Suntana says:

    I HAVE see Magpies in Texas, Darko.But, only the cartoon variety.Heckle & JeckleThe Talking MagpiesOne of my favorite cartoons wayyy back when.http://www.google.com/images?client=opera&rls=en&q=Heckle%20%26%20Jeckle&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wiSo you just up and knew that was a Magpie on that roof?I would have never in a million years for a million dollars have guessed that was a Magpie as per my image of what Magpies look like. I don't know, Darko. I'd close that window. You don't want any Bed Bugs crawling in and getting too comfortable as I hear is happening over here in the USA. :insane:

  29. AnitaMargita says:

    Cool! :up:

  30. gdare says:

    Carlos, I don`t think I have ever seen bed bug in my life. They are not usual here, well, at least not in places I lived. Not that I miss them, of course :left: And about magpie, I knew what it look like, I can recognise some birds from my childhood. My parents taught me that and cousins from Croatia. The same with some plants and trees πŸ˜€ I remember Heckle and Jeckle too, they were in our TV when I was a kid :yes:Ana, thanks πŸ˜€

  31. studio41 says:

    Originally posted by SittingFox:

    if there's a magpie around you will hear it…constantly!

    I've sent you singing coach. πŸ˜€ what a nice photo! pretty bird!

  32. gdare says:

    Originally posted by edwardpiercy:

    My guess is that there are no trees.

    And not enough people, they like to socialise :DIt has been a year *nods* :ko:

  33. edwardpiercy says:

    Has it been a year already since that post? Jeez, please, say it isn't so! :no: "they do not live in Iceland. They are not fond of volcanoes or…?"My guess is that there are no trees.

  34. studio41 says:

    Originally posted by edwardpiercy:

    Has it been a year already since that post?

    problem is… Darko never said where the spider walked off to :confused: :worried:

  35. gdare says:

    Ah you know spiders. Sitting somewhere, making a net…. :bug:

  36. studio41 says:

    :sherlock: but where is that net…? :no:

  37. gdare says:

    Somewhere in a dark corner… :devil:

  38. studio41 says:

    :left: :right:

  39. studio41 says:

    :bug: :bug:

  40. clean says:

    Aw, you get all the pretty coloured magpies. We only get the black and white ones … that attack you when they're nesting …

  41. gdare says:

    Originally posted by clean:

    that attack you when they're nesting …


  42. clean says:

    It's horrifyingly real. :eyes: Kids everywhere know to watch out for them around nesting time, since they tend to nest around schools (it's easy for magpies to find food around schools).

  43. gdare says:

    Our magpies are timid, mostly. They would not tolerate human presence even on a few meters distance. Yours are evil :insane:

  44. gdare says:

    Originally posted by clean:

    But come nesting season …

    … they chop the hand off, too? :insane:

  45. clean says:


  46. clean says:

    πŸ˜† Best word for them!

  47. clean says:

    Out at my parents' place, we can feed them most times of the year. A sliver of chicken or two and they'll come up and pluck it from your hand. But come nesting season …

  48. gdare says:

    Marie, you`ve just bought yourself a one way express ticket from Opera :knight:

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