One of my “most viewed” blogs is the one about the Black-billed Magpie, the Colorado State Bird. I always laugh because it’s a photograph of a Black-billed Magpie on the hood of a car. I happened to see it when I was getting into my car at the end of a hike. At that time it was my only picture of a Magpie.
So, I’ve looked and looked for another good picture to take of this beautiful state bird but never could find one…until now.
Phil and I were driving down Old Fall River Road and there was this Black-billed Magpie flitting around on the ground. When he saw us slow down, he jumped up on this pole and looked at us. He looked like he was hoping that someone would take his picture. How funny!
I obliged and rolled down my window and clicked away. Here’s my new picture of the Colorado State bird, the Black-billed Magpie. He looks like he’s posing, doesn’t he?