A magpie’s arduous sea crossing

This video is called (Eurasian) Magpie (Pica pica).

Wardens of the Boschplaat nature reserve on Terschelling island in the Netherlands report on their blog about 7 May 2014. A day with rain and much wind.

They write (translated) about a magpie which came in from Ameland island to the east:

That’s over five kilometres over open water, with headwind. That’s not like a magpie. The poor thing landed on the banister (yes, we have gotten a real ladder here to get to the shack) and then, it needed half an hour there sitting and unwinding.

The wardens looked for marsh harrier nests, but it was still to early. They did see a nesting eider duck. The herring gulls have started nesting as well.

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