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Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie (Image ID 42216)
Photographed byMichael Hamel-Green on Wed 12th Aug, 2020 and uploaded on Thu 3rd Sep, 2020 .
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ID42216
CommentThe resident Australian Magpies are certainly getting to know us as we plod around Coburg Lake every lockdown morning (not having enough time in our rationed one-hour exercise outing to go anywhere else). This particular Magpie, one of a pair who have established their territory in the northwest corner of the Reserve, made a point of coming over to greet us, flying from some distance away to land on the rail in front of us and perch there to make eye contact with us. A very friendly gesture, particularly since this is the start of the swooping season and we have noticed the pair commencing construction of a nest close by. A recent news report said that magpies generally rely on facial recognition to discern friends from enemies, and that face masks may confuse them. So it was very comforting to know that despite the masks we were wearing this Magpie was still recognizing us as friends and happy to welcome us to their patch.
EquipmentNikon Z7 with Nikon 300mm PF f/4 telephoto
ISO 450
1/250th f9
Handheld
LocationCoburg Lake Reserve, Coburg, Victoria
Keywordsadult
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