POTD: Rookie Mistake

Rookie Mistake
Bozeman, Montana

Most of the food the magpies pick up from our feeder does not get eaten right away. Instead they fly around and bury it somewhere, hoping they will be able to remember where they put it and come back to it before some other bird finds it. This young magpie tried to stuff it’s treasure down into the snow on this fir tree branch. It kept pushing it down and the snow kept falling off of it to reveal it again. Finally it pushed it so far it fell through the branch and landed down below somewhere. The magpie flew down to try and recover it. I don’t know if it was a successful recovery or not.

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