This is a reblog from 2 years ago about a delightful magpie family that adopted us as part of their family. Please click on the “view original post” link at the bottom of the story (make sure you have your hankie ready) to read about the sad ending. I thought it would be appropriate for including in Jude’s “Garden Photography Challenge”
This is a story that goes back to 1998 when we moved to Australia and bought a house in Queensland. A magpie would visit each morning and we called him Andy. After a while he brought along his partner and we called her Ladybird. Andy was a very gentle bird he would wait till Ladybird had her feed from Jack’s hand then carefully take what Jack offered him.
On rainy days they would shelter on the deck and serenade us with the most beautiful, vibrant song and then make soft warbling sounds in the back of their throat. It is the sound of the Aussie bush, we loved it.
As time went by they had babies and would bring them along to introduce them…
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