Not Two But Three
UPDATE : To the post of 2 Days ago
Just when we thought there were two new Magpie chicks…..a third arrived yesterday.
Here Mum and Dad were feeding in separate areas close to each other.
Our place is obviously regarded as a safe place and they often get one or two chicks to stand and wait for them to return.
This can take up to an hour. It amazes me how they just stand and wait.
An important part of their learning……..stand and wait.
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Could This be Love?
One of our two little visitors Ewok (https://burgessart.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/two-little-visitors/) often sits at the window looking out at the world. A very good Magpie friend often drops by the Chateau for some food such as oats, nuts etc., and occasionally croissant (he unexpectedly grabbed one off the table one day).
The Magpie is quite large at present as he is feeding new chicks which should arrive any day. Our little visitor will continue to see the family from inside the Chateau….not outside. When he sees the smaller birds he gets very excited and would love to get out amongst them. The magpie is just too big and for some reason he seems fascinated by him or…… could this be love?
There is never a dull moment at the Chateau. Lots of locals drop in for food.
If you look closely you will see an amorous visitor at the top left of the photo. These colourful parrots are fun to watch as they hop across the ground. I made a movie of this event with a Bob Dylan song as the soundtrack. Would love to put it on YouTube and here but wonder about the copyright issues of the Dylan song (Ain’t Talkin’). Anyone out there that can add some advice?
Will keep you posted if and when the magpie chicks arrive.