Tag Archives: magpie

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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What Next? A Magpie Contemplates…

31 Mar
Magpie in Contemplation

Magpie in Contemplation

What next?

Is this Australian Magpie absorbed in contemplation?

What better place for thought than high in a gum-tree…

Maggie has chosen well, for just below is an area popular with picnickers. Many of these people seem more than happy to toss a tasty bite or two to the birds: Magpies included.

Enjoy!

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The Cadging Magpie

9 Feb
Success!

Success!

I’m not sure which species holds the trophy for most prolific cadger in our local park. It’s a toss-up between the highly intelligent Magpie and the cheeky Noisy Miner.

I suppose that their impressive manner works in their favour, for I think that overall, Magpies have a slightly higher rate of success. Certainly this one has achieved exactly what it set out to do. 🙂

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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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