Meet Mama Magpie
This Mama comes down to chat and forage and she knows me now, like our Possum. They are Natives free to come and go as they please but ours just the same. Today I was in the right place at the right time. I'd been photographing flowers and I could hear her signing over the fence as she fossicked about, but once the rain started she decided to ask for a convenience meal and came to me.
She started to eat from my hand when she started to bring her youngster down. She didn't often share with it and didn't let it take too much from me, but she would let it take some. I believe she was perhaps demonstrating that I was a trustworthy human. Her youngster occasionally comes on its own now and chortles to let me know its waiting. She will boldly come into the house to let me know she's here if I'm not visible in the yard. This is dangerous as Bella is very excited by the birds and does not understand why they don't want to play.
These are not posted sequentially and while they are not all crystal clear images I'm so pleased with the play on focus and the way some convey movement. I had switched to single point focus just yesterday after watching a you tube vid going through what each of my camera menu functions does. It made me more aware of a couple of factory settings that are in place for people who don't use their Cameras Manual functionality.
Magpies are such beautiful intelligent Birds. I hope you enjoyed meeting this girl.