Thursday, 7 October 2010

The true Magpies!!!

I read today that the head of England's 2018 World Cup bid stated in a speach yesterday that Juventus' famous black and white striped shirts were inspired by the Magpies the nickname of Newcastle United unfortunately he got it wrong as they were inspired by the Magpies of Notts County. Yes, we have two football teams in England with the Magpie as their nick name. Notts are the oldest football league club in the land.

All this reminded me of my only other decent bird pictures from last week in Suffolk of the Magpie pictured at Minsmere where I guess they are use to plenty of people. The true Magpie.


JRandSue said...

Lovely images Mike,i think Magpies are very under rated,you've done them justice.

Chris said...

Excellent and funny to add a football touch to magpies pictures. The pictures are splendid Mike!

Anonymous said...

They really are good shots of a most difficult bird to get right in a photograph Mike.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks John, Chris and Roy.