Monday Morning #Haiku 97 — Magpies

Magpies

~Songbirds guard your nests~
Thieves cloaked in piebald feathers
plan to pillage eggs.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. She's into nature, gardening, and natural health. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

14 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 97 — Magpies”

    1. They are naughty, with stealing only one of their vices. I’ve even seen them locked in mid-air mortal combat among each other, with several of them ganging up against one, pecking feathers out of the victim and driving it off their perceived territory. They also like pecking window putty!

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  1. Fantastic wordsmithing here! We don’t have magpies where I live so I have to get my fill of them when we’re traveling out west. They’re such dastardly little criminals but I can’t help but smile at their flash and swagger!

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      1. I’ve “liked” that comment, more as an acknowledgement than an actual like, as I hate to think of a five-year-old suffering such a trauma. I hope her experience didn’t leave her frightened of birds in general.

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  2. Golly! The bird life outside in my patio garden in Southern California seems much more sedate. Lately a few little wrens, picking at the rosemary plant, and the usual hummingbirds sampling the red sage nectar. Occasionally, they will have a little scuffle, mostly near the hummingbird feeder that hangs by the window. Driving recently near one of the local beaches, we did see a large hawk, first pausing, and almost completely stopping in the air, then diving on a field. He came up again without anything in his claws, and we drove on past, so I suppose he eventually found his dinner. Sometimes the whole food chain thing does nothing for me. I always change the channel before the lion tackles the zebra.

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    1. Wonderful to hear about your bird life in California. I have little wrens in my garden, probably after my rosemary plant, too. I see hawks occasionally when walking on the hills near my house. Also, the occasional tawny or barn owl swoops over my garden. I’d love to have some hummingbirds, but I think our climate would be too cool and wet for them.

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