Wednesday, June 25, 2008

more about magpies

Here is a photo I took this morning through my screen.  the middle one is a baby.  He's just a little bit fuzzier than the others.  Much noisier and more demanding.  I wish I had a good audio recorder so I could share with you just what its like around here.  
If you click here it will take you to a site with a Magpie photo.  Just under the photo is a very small green box you can click to hear the Magpie.  The pretty song you hear in the background is a Meadowlark.  We have those, too.  Not that I can hear them over the other racket.  Now, imagine that Magpie multiplied by about ten.  And the babies sound harsher, louder, more demanding...

5 comments:

  1. It reminds me of my kids.. from the other room.. MOM! MOM! MOM!

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  2. So let me tell you a true story about my magpies.

    When we lived in Napa, we had a large patio with eaves. One spring the magpies decided to build a humble abode in the eaves next to the bird bath. It was a lovely place with a view. It even had a ready source of food (my dog's food to be precise).

    The problem was that the cat next door also enjoyed the view. One day Maggie, as I liked to call her, swooped into her nest totally oblivious to the pending danger. There sat Satan, as I liked to call him, and he gobbled her right up. I'm still traumatized by the event and fear I may have PTSD.

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  3. Sharon - exactly!
    Jan - I'm so sorry. Please feel free to call me. I'm here for you.
    I actually thought you were going to say the bird attacked the cat. They will, you know.

    Jen - keep your paws off!

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  4. I like your bird bath too! :)

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