Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia), aka the American magpie.
The Brassiest Bird in the West | Black-billed Magpie by Audubon
You may not speak their language but do not assume they are simple
Great shot! Blue Jay
Bluejay feeding in winter. They are my favorite wild birds.
Tower of London, Raven. Eight ravens are kept at the Tower of London. Their wings are clipped so they can't fly away. Legend has it that failing to have Ravens reside at the Tower will cause it to crumble and a terrible disaster shall befall England.