We have these two birds at home who come to visit us everyday. We’ve fondly named them Magpie Sam and Magpie Jerry. Sam could be a Samantha, and Jerry…well if it’s a she then she could be Jerr…mima?
They are our self-appointed pets and come and go as they please. Our home is quite open and they swoop in to spend some time with us in the house, hang for a bit and then head back outside. I’ve been working on the computer while Judah napped to find Magpie Sam walking up and down our hallway looking for me. When I’ve stuck my head out of the study, he’s scurried towards me and stayed by my side on the floor watching me/trying to scab for food. I’ve been cooking dinner and turned to see Sam and Jerry watching me from the kitchen floor (probably still trying to scab for food). Watching a bit of telly? Oh, there’s a magpie or two sitting behind you. Kind of a bit freaky, but oh so lovely.
I think Magpies have the most beautiful bird sound ever. Such a cheerful chirp!