Day 124 - A black-billed magpie, photographed in Estes Park, Colorado; detail is best viewed in a larger size. We have lots of these magpies at our home in Colorado Springs and I have tried many times unsuccessfully to capture a good shot of them. They are extremely skittish and nervous and don't stay in one spot for more than a second or two. Also, the black is so dark that is difficult to capture the colors faithfully. In Rocky Mountain National Park I was taking a photo of the mountain when I noticed a number of black-billed magpies flying around and talking to one another. They did not seem bothered by my presence and I finally got a few decent shots of them. Hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day. Thanks for all your comments on my Valentine rose. I had a great time looking at all your contributions and a lot of them were stunning, creative and wonderfully captured. Hope your Sunday is nice.