We love magpies

We have always enjoyed having magpies around and since we have been living in Windsor Circle we have made friends with a lovely little family of them and have been feeding them now for a few years.  I hope they are behaving themselves now that Tom and Tina are living there, and not leaving too many poos around – birds have a tendency not to regard chairs and tables as off limits, in fact I am sure sometimes they would laugh at me out there cleaning up with hose and scrubbing brush, only to come back the next day and leave their calling cards on the chairs again.  Still, that is a small price to pay to enjoy their company and hear their beautiful songs!  Anyway, here at Blayney there is a resident family of 6, all quiet happy to come in under the awning and wander around us while we eat!  Well, today, big daddy maggie showed us just how at home he feels around caravans.  Check out the pics…

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He is all but in the van!!!  I think he was just waiting for a proper invite in!

Which reminds me of a lovely magpie poem by Judith Wright

MAGPIES

Along the road the magpies walk, with hands in pockets, left and right; they tilt their heads, and stroll and talk.  In their well-fitted black and white.

They look like certain gentlemen, who seem most nonchalant and wise until their meal is served – and then what clashing beaks, what greedy eyes!

Bu not one man that I have heard throws back his head in such a song of grace and praise – no man nor bird.  Their greed is brief; their joy is long.  For each is born with such a throat as thanks his God with every note.

The end.

Doesn’t that just capture a magpie exactly!!! Until next time

God Bless

Christine and Jack

 

2 thoughts on “We love magpies

  1. love the posts and the pics, cheeky maggies, but know where u r coming from……….reminds me of our birds at Burpengary !!!!!!!!!
    Bathurst sounds and looks interesting and as you say Garry & Robert would have loved it, me like you would have had enough after a couple of hours 😉
    We went to the local Anzac day service, apparently crowds were up everywhere this year, maybe because of 100 year celebrations, I couldn’t help but think………..why don’t the media give Jesus as much coverage, He sacrificed His life for all !!! Certainly don’t want to take away what all those young men sacrificed, their memory will live on. love n hugs xxoo

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