Poor shot, but can you identify this bird?

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Flycaster
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Re: Poor shot, but can you identify this bird?

Erik Ohlson wrote:

I don't know if you have them in Florida, but if that was in my yard here in California, I'd say a Magpie: Black, white on wings, pretty long tail; black beak - but our "Coast Range" magpies have yellow beaks unlike those in the rest of the country, so I really can't help much from here.

Any purple iridescence when it took off? Magpies have iridescent feather son their backs.

Why not slip down to your library & look it up? They'll have books in ID'ing local birds.

Thanks, Eric, but I don't think it is a magpie as the bird definitely has a bluish top and I really didn't see any black on top.

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