There is a large grove of Aspen trees off of Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park where the Magpies love to build their nests. This is the perfect time to see the nests, as the trees do not have any leaves on them yet to block your view.
I saw these two Magpies building their nest with branches from other nests. If you look closely, you can see the little twigs in each of their beaks. They would fly to an empty nest, get a new twig and then put it on their nest. It was quite a show!
Did you know that Magpies build a roof on their nest and have the opening to the nest on the side? This is so other birds or animals can’t get to their eggs. Pretty clever, don’t you think?