The Magpie, another bird within the "Corvidae" family of birds "Corvids". Highly intelligent birds and quite hard to get close enough to get a decent photo at times. They can also be quite tricky to photograph due to there mainly black feathers and more wary than a lot of smaller birds.
Anyway, enough of the science and technical stuff, great birds to catch with there flashes of blue on the wings...similar to Jays, I am talking about the European varieties, as I know Jays do look different around the globe. But back to fun facts...my local football is nicknamed after these birds. Newcastle United - The Magpies.