The magpies have come to appreciate our small walnut treats so much that early in the mornings, they’re gathering on our back fence to sing us a lovely “rise and shine” song 😆 What great birds!
@jayeless Love your magpies soooo much. Best sound ever. Like clockwork. They don't sound the same over here. Not as melodic. More clicks and alien sounds : ) along with their absolute cawing/croaking racket. Got a couple of sweet maggie vids for you if you fancy....Lady and her magpie friends + Swoop.
@hollyhoneychurch Ooh, somehow I missed this comment until just now, but those videos are fantastic ❤️ My grandma fed generations of magpies at her house, and she was full of stories about their cheeky behaviour and spunkiness :) And she was also adamant about their song being much more beautiful than European magpies' songs, haha
@Miraz I think I listened to this when I was there. The tune is slightly different, though since I can't remember the one I heard properly, it's all fuzzy. I remember now that I never saw the bird, I only heard it, so my identification remains tentative. Still, it was a mesmerizing, lilting tune with a clear, ringing timbre, just like that one.