Over the last few months several magpies have been dropping in to our back garden for a visit and a snack. Sometimes they just hung out there not even looking for food. I took these photos a couple of weeks ago and I am glad I did as we have hardly seen them since.
But of course! It is spring and there are more important things to do!
Today I sat outside in the sunshine for a few minutes and I noticed a big nest in a tree in the bush-land behind our home. I saw a little black head pop up from the nest and the maggie flew directly to my fence and then onto the chair beside me.
I offered him/her some bread but there wasn’t much interest. It wasn’t at all fazed by my presence and would take food from my hand – just to be polite, it wasn’t really hungry.
After a few minutes in hopped back up on the fence again and then flew directly back to resume sitting on the nest. What a lovely encounter with nature :-).