Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fighting Amongst the Birds

One of the butcher birds has done something to get right up the nose, so to speak, of one of the magpies. Last week one of the butcher birds flew in for brekkie and was very nervous, looking about constantly. Sure enough a magpie swooped in with beak snapping loudly and the chase was on. Eventually they both landed a distance apart on the edge of the roof. The magpie was all puffed up, wingtips pointed down and started marching sternly across to the butcher bird. The butcher bird sang out a few notes, flew up and over the maggie's head to the other side. The maggie turned around and resumed the march. This went on for about 5 minutes and my laughing seemed to break it up. It's been five days and the magpie has not forgotten.

1 comment:

  1. hi,
    friend am so sorry to tell Can't help you to identify that plant
    in your facebook album. i haven't seen one like that here anywhere. is the flower
    having good fragrance. i have seen a similar plant, but the leaves are long strand and the flowers
    are having nice fragrance. we calls them locally here as big lilies.will inform you if i found out something about the plant.

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