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New Magpie Perch Is A Success!


There is a small tree that didn’t last the winter this year due to it being very exposed, so instead of cutting it down I decided to shape it into a perch.

The idea behind it was to attract the Iberian Magpies (this post explains why they are not called the Azure-Winged!).

A few times daily, a flock of Magpies raid a bowl of Cat biscuits we leave outside for our “outdoor” Cats, so I placed a small container on the new perch with a few biscuits in there and setup the TrailCam to see what happens.

It was an instant success.

Iberian Magpie Perch

Iberian Magpie Perch

As you can see, the camera is pointing directly at the sunrise, the idea of this setup is to photograph them in the sunset golden hour, however, I can position myself on the other side for the morning.

Iberian Magpie Perch

Iberian Magpie Perch

Hopefully I will have some great closeup images of the Magpies to share.

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