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Hi, Maggie!

26 Jul

Hi, Maggie!

What a proud and splendid sight you are!

And how I love your beautiful song…

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Hi, Maggie!

Hi, Maggie!

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There’s a Magpie on the Shore

7 Jan

There’s a magpie on the shore!

Now and then I see these handsome birds strutting around on the yellow sand.

Mostly, though, they’re either perched in trees, spreading their wings in the air, or diligently

Magpie on the Shore

Magpie on the Shore

searching the ground. Cadging picnickers for scraps on the promenade beside the tables and chairs seems to be another of their favourite activities.

Sometimes, magpies get bad press. Complaints about swooping are not uncommon, especially in their breeding season.

But as far as I’m concerned, they’ve done me no harm, and I love to hear their beautiful song.

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