Often seen dive-bombing unsuspecting cyclists.
Standing around with its mouth open.
Flying over section
Saw this Magpie busy collecting food for it's young, along with it's mate. Hoonhay Valley, Christchurch. This one was of particular interest to me, however, as it appears to be a black backed variety. It's mate had the more common white plumage on the "saddle" area. The photos I have, unfortunately, are not very good, but hopefully will be adequate for an id.
Observation courtesy of Mary Thompson.
Observed up near the south bridge on Leith stream.
Three birds in total (this is the only decent picture), browsing for food on the expanse of red zone land maintained as neat tidy lawn
Photographed gleaning grubs from the lawn beside Victoria Lake in the Botanic Gardens