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casil403
01-09-2010, 10:02 PM
Magpies are quite the nest architects. Not only do they build a sturdy nest of twigs and like, but they also build a covering/roof for the nest to protect the babies from the elements...they are the beavers of the bird world. :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4260926054_5df1b4f339_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4259652619_ac25e11e2a_o.jpg

kat
01-09-2010, 10:08 PM
I like the lines in the first one, love the red punch in each and neat nest!

tomorrowstreasures
01-09-2010, 10:09 PM
how cool is that??? almost condo like!!

casil403
01-10-2010, 10:17 AM
Thanks...I watched a couple of them building one last year....it was really interesting to watch. Other birds will take over the nest too as they know a good thing when they see it. :D
I think they are good parents as well because they fiercely defend their chicks when fledging time comes around....they will attack/dive anything that gets even remotely close!