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Captured on one of the trails at FortWhyte Alive our Nature Center on the southwest egde of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi w Sigma 150mm-500mm TV 1/60 AV 6.3 ISO 400 Focal Length 500mm.

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The World As We See It, or As You See It…12 January 2012

Overview

Black-billed Magpie: Large, noisy jay, mostly black, with very long tail and dark, stout bill. Wings and tail are iridescent blue and green-black. White belly and sides. Eats insects, larvae, carrion. Direct flight on shallow, steady wing beats. Often glides between perches or from perch to ground.

Range and Habitat

Black-billed Magpie: Resident from Alaska and western Canada south to California and the Great Plains. Preferred habitats include open woodlands, savannas, brush-covered country, and stream sides.

If you care to hear their call, please turn up the sound and listen Here

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful sweetheART it’s a 5***** fave ;~} Valz

  • Good Afternoon Valerie
    I appreciate your most kind comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful capture Larry.

  • Good Afternoon Don
    So great to hear from you
    I appreciate your most kind comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • deb cole
    deb colealmost 3 years ago

    Marvellous capture, Larry! And thank you for adding the link to hear their call! Well done.

  • Good Afternoon Deb
    Glad you enjoyed it
    I appreciate your most kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice!! :O]

  • Good Afternoon Tracy
    I appreciate your most kind comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • Hi Francis
    I appreciate acceptance…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

    1 Image per 24hrs 2012/01/12
    Excellent capture of a beautiful bird Larry!

  • Hi Magaret
    I appreciate acceptance
    The fave, and your kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 3 years ago

    So lovely!

  • Good Afternoon Dot
    I appreciate your most kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Melissa Carlini
    Melissa Carlinialmost 3 years ago

    Brilliant colors on this capture Larry!! Such a gorgeous bird!! :)

  • Good Afternoon Melissa
    I appreciate your most kind comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    ( To help us tidy up the group it would be appreciated if you could remove as many of your older works as possible – Thanks Ray )

    If you have already done this THANK YOU

  • Hi Ray
    I appreciate acceptance…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this stunning bird Larry.

    Cheers Jude

  • Good Afternoon Jude
    I appreciate your most kind comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

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