An unusual shot: “A gathering of the clans!”

Hi,

I was leaving the house when I heard an incredibly loud cackling noise. Looking up in to a tree I spotted the most Magpies that I’ve every seen in one place at one time. I rushed back in, grabbed a camera and the longest lens that I own (which isn’t that long) and took a few shots.

Unfortunately about a dozen magpies flew off whilst I was shooting, startled by a noise or there would have been even more birds in the frame!. Maybe they were having a party!? πŸ™‚

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA