What kind of bird is this? (it ate my chick)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mycutekitties, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    I watched this bird fly away with one of my chicks a few weeks ago (he took 1 the day before also). Then today I found him dead. What kind of bird is this? I live in Central California. (posted this on the Baby Chicks thread also).
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  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    It's a yellow bill magpie, native to California. We have tons of magpies up here but I've never seen a yellow billed.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2010
  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    yep magpie!!
     
  4. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    Thanks!!
     
  5. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow i've never seen one of those before.
     
  6. hughmac312

    hughmac312 Out Of The Brooder

    fascinating looking bird, never seen one before
     

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