I really hate magpies. The noise they make really sets my nerves on edge, but they are also not very nice in other respects too. Generally I try to chase them off, though typically they come back within minutes, and they keep other birds away, and raid the bird feeders too. For the purposes of testing my ‘new camera’ I have been less vigilant than usual in chasing them off, with the result that there have been as many as 6 around the feeders at the same time today. The camera was originally pointed at the bird bath which is some way to the left of this photo, but I used the pan and tilt feature to remotely redirect it when I saw this crowd.