Yummm … Magpie! Actually, this Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) was in no real danger. The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) had a piece of fish in his talons (not visible from this angle, due to the snow) and was just being vigilant that this magpie didn’t move in to grab a piece.
Yummm … Magpie!
It’s not often that you can get two, very different species in one image! This image was taken near the Tower Junction area of Yellowstone NP. While driving along the road on my way to Lamar Valley, I looked over and saw this magpie sitting atop a bison as the bison foraged for food in the […]