Here’s a lovely correspondence. First, the magpie nest. Well, two nests. Lovely wooden moons in the trees. And then the porcupine in a mountain ash in a dry creaked high on the […]
About a week ago, really. It’s quite settled in now and has its eye on us. And at the very last, the old year shows us her hidden beauty. And her new […]
Humans are used to being observers. Looking at whatever we want, with impunity, as we are at the top of the food chain. So, it’s good to find out how the […]
Whee! It’s fun to be a magpie, and as for wing-flapping? Not necessary! ~ OK, so I had my camera on the wrong setting today, but you can get the […]
Here we are in a community garden in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland, an old roman fortress, and before that a 4000-year-old settlement where Lake Constance becomes the Rhine. A shaded picnic bench […]
Magpie double nester along the Grey Canal Trail in Vernon. Nice, huh! Orchard and mountain view.
For years I’ve tried to get a good magpie photo, but those magpies are smart and can spot a camera from 300 metres. But I met a kind magpie on Saturday. Here […]
One of the greatest things about the world is that when you watch it … …it watches back. You really have to love that in a planet.
Watching the magpies watch me today, in their way of leapfrogging from tree to tree to fencepost to shrub to shrub to post up the slope, always 70 metres apart, always keeping […]
We all know when we’re being watched. We look up and catch the gaze of the watcher. Magpies like to control that kind of thing. Here’s a magpie being visible. And here […]