The European Magpie (Pica pica) is an infamous thief known to steal shiny objects such as gold and jewels. It is also considered one of the smartest animals on the planet and is the only non-mammal able to recognize itself in a mirror.
I love this bird. They are prominent in Eastern Oregon. Before my Grandpa got ill and we had to move him down into the Valley, I use to stay over the weekends and get up in the mornings and feed peanuts to these Corvids. They remind me of him.
Magpie - This isn't the magpie that I see in my garden or the local parks here in Australia. It is beautiful and this is a lovely photograph. Wish I could attribute it but photographer's names are missing in at least of the images online.