The local magpies and butcher birds (Cracticus torquatus) often visit the house for a minced meat snack. On this day the arrival of the magpies was preceded by the loud bleating of a juvenile.
At this stage of its life a young magpie is still learning how to hunt its own food, and frequently pesters its parent to feed it.
Date: 22 May 2011
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc DA L 55-300 mm f/4-5.8 ED
Ambient light only.
Conditions: partly cloudy.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.