Black-billed Magpie two-point landing

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Black-billed Magpie two point landingBlack-billed Magpie two point landing – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

The past two times I have been to Antelope Island the Black-billed Magpies have put on quite a show and I have enjoyed it. Oddly enough these birds who usually begin to build their nests in early March are carrying around nesting material? It is December and way too warm, I think the birds are confused.

Anyway, I think I caught this Black-billed Magpie in a near perfect two-point landing.

Life is good. Crazy, but good.



  1. Kathie December 11, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I love seeing all the feathers in the extended wings. Nice shot, Mia! I miss seeing these birds!

  2. Jolanta December 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Awesome photo!!!

  3. Elephant's Child December 10, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Ooh and ahhh and thank you.

  4. Utahbooklover December 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Like Sarah, I love this dramatic image with the wonderful background. I think Mia is right about confusing weather, highs of 50-60 degrees lately.

  5. Patty Chadwick December 10, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Oh! Mia! What an absolutely gorgeous shot!!! perfect in every way!!!

  6. steven kessel December 10, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    A perfect photo of a near-perfect landing!

  7. Sarah Mayhew December 10, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Nice capture! Love the position and the contrast with background!

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