Meet Mr Murray by Barb Leopold

This Murray Magpie (or Magpie-Lark, Peewee or Mudlark, depending on where in Australia you live) is a frequent visitor to our garden in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Curious and bold, these birds have a melodic song and announce their arrival with a loud “pee-wee, pee wee” song. Males have a black bib, females have a white one, so this is Mr Murray Magpie. Taken with Canon 40D, Canon 70-200 2.8 IS with 2x extender and external flash, July 2011.

I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia which are a constant inspiration to me in my photography. As an observer of nature and the world around around me, I find many subjects here which I try to portray in an artistic and interesting way. Please contact me if there are any of my images you wish to purchase or otherwise use.

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  • Gerard Rotse
    Gerard Rotseover 3 years ago

    Well taken Barb. Love the position on that shot.

  • LeeoPhotography
    LeeoPhotographyover 3 years ago

    Hello Mr Murry….lovely little birds aren’t they :)

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Barb!::))

  • Denzil
    Denzilover 3 years ago

    I love these little birds – they nest near me usually, and I enjoy their antics! This is a lovely birdie portrait:)

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture and bird.

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 3 years ago

    Cute as! You are right about the curious and bold – one used to run after the rake to see what bugs I’d disturbed – I was always worried I was going to rake him up! Terriffic shot – love your birds! :)

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