There is a large bear population in this area making it a bad idea to have a compost bin with scraps of food in it so they recycle my left overs for me and in exchange provide some entertainment.
I've read that they prey on eggs and nestlings of smaller birds but my huge flock of sparrows and finches don't seem to mind them, even when nesting so perhaps it's the scarcity of food that makes they prey on smaller birds.
He does have a beak full of stale muffin.
The photos aren't great as magpies are hard to capture with a camera. They are very alert and intelligent so the slightest movement scares them away
Here are a few Magpie images by various artists for sale at Zazzle
Watercolor Magpie in Bird, Animal Collection by countrymousestudio
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I love the pose of this Magpie on the Fence from aquartistic
A Magpie perched on a fence by aquartistic
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The colors are beautiful on this one from lemmingsolution
Yellow Billed Magpie by lemmingsolution
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Great bird images for all species available from birdorable