This morning I was taking my usual walk in the park, when I spotted one of these enormous black and white birds with a very long black tail.
Magpies are birds of the Corvidae family. Like other members of their family, they are widely considered to be intelligent creatures. The Eurasian magpie, for instance, is thought to rank among the world's most intelligent creatures, and is one of the few non-mammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test. Wikipedia
A Magpie in my garden