I didn't see a lot of birds in beijing but these magpies are everywhere, they call them happiness birds. they're about as big as our magpies but they have a very long tail and when they fly their wings are a round shape and the tail fans out, they're lovely.
|i don't know what this little bird is|
|more magpies, up on the great wall|
|a crow next to a magpie's nest - the nests are huge, maybe they|
add to them year by year, they seem to get very deep
|the magpie looks small, but it's dwarfed by the huge next|