Song of the Magpie
This morning, for the last few hours, I’ve had a magpie sitting in the drizzly damp outside my window, singing its little heart out. I love the sound. It’s so joyful and melodious. You can listen to a magpie singing here. You probably need to put up with an advert at the start, but this is similar to what I’m hearing.
I always feel a maggie singing in the morning is a good omen for the day.
Australian magpies are quite different to the European ones — I think the early colonizers called them magpies because they were black and white, like British magpies. This photo is by Jack McCracken on Unsplash