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Australian Magpie: Sun-hazing | by birdsaspoetry
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Australian Magpie: Sun-hazing

Australian Magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen

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We've had a few days of unseasonal cold weather and today's sunshine was enough for Maggie to settle down spread out the wings and feathers and let the sun warmth penetrate.

Sun-hazing has an effect of torpor and the bird seems to drift off.

They do bounce back out of it almost instantly, in a 'What was I thinking of" state.

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Taken on December 20, 2021