This post is for the Bird Photography Weekly.
I thought it might be interesting to post photos of two of our most common black and white birds - the Australian Magpie and the Magpie-lark which is often called the Pee-wee because of its call. The Magpie is bigger than the Magpie-lark (34-44cm compared with 27cm). I seldom see Magpies in my yard. I know they are around but just not in the yard. In contrast the Magpie-larks are constantly here. They raised some young ones quite close to here and the young ones followed the parent birds around for weeks! They are so very noisy!