So Black-billed Magpies are not entirely rare, but they are here in Vancouver! Most of these birds are drier grassland or farmland citizens. Seeing this juvenile here in North Vancouver, one of the wettest areas in British Columbia, is a rare site. What is even more interesting is that he has blue eyes and the fleshy gape at the base of his bill. The other thing I found very interesting is that the crows did not like him, but the fact that our crows don't see these birds at but still find them a danger around nesting season is interesting.