Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Two of a Kind 2


The Magpie  Pica pica
One for sorrow, two for joy,
Three for a girl, four for a boy,
Five for silver,six for gold,
Seven for a secret not to be told. Eight for a wish, nine for a kiss,
Ten for a bird that's best to be miss.
 
 

I'm not suspicious, but was glad to see two Magpies high up in the tree tops, and not one!:)

The black and white colour pattern, and extreemly long tail, with a metallic sheen, unfortunately not seen in these poor images, make the Magpie unmistakable.
 
 

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAYS

28 comments:

Justyna Kierat said...

I like the rhyme! So, I'll probably be counting Magpies when I next time meet them ;)

Adam Jones said...

I'm like you and not suspicious but always happier to see two rather than one Magpie. Nice pictures.

eileeninmd said...

Cute poem and photos.. Thanks for sharing your Magpies! Happy Wednesday!

Mike Attwood said...

Far from being my favourite bird, and out of interest I was 2 years and 2 days when war broke out and a lady should never give her age away.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Great post! I'll take TWO for joy.

Indrani said...

I too had the same thought: Two for joy!
Lovely birds.

TexWisGirl said...

what a cute riddle. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Two Magpies, joy!!

Rajesh said...

Nice that you spotted these lovely birds.

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're handsome birds. I haven't heard that rhyme before.

Chris Rohrer said...

Great to see another Magpie!!!! We have one here in Colorado. Cool birds!

orchid Miyako said...

Sweet TWO Magpies♡♡♡ I love being able to see birds I won't have chance with poor national environment around my area. Oh, wonderful poem or riddle; as my parents and bro had gone, I hate being alone in my house when my husband is out, haha.

ps. not for the Pampas Grass but we have so MANY superstitions p:)

Beijinhos to you too from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Marie said...

Great birds for wild bird wednesday! Neat rhyme!

Teresa said...

Son muy lindas. Besitos.

Noushka said...

So you too have published magpie photos!!
It has been a while since I had the opportunity to take a few pics of these guys!
I prefer them to the crows invading our property!
Keep well!

Stewart M said...

I taught my kids that Magpie "poem" when we were in the UK - nice to see it elsewhere as well.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

EG CameraGirl said...

I love seeing photos of magpies as we don't have them in central Ontario. I don't know why as western Ontario does have them.

susan jane said...

lovely, two magpies, lots of joy!!! love Sue

karmnik54 said...

Sroki też mają w sobie piękno:)

hmuxo said...

Wonderful photography! These are beautiful birds!!

Maria said...

I would love to see a Magpie, they are spectacular!

Marijke Verdonk said...

A lot of people dislike this magpie but I love it. My cats are scared for it. Lovely to see two at the same time.
Have a wonderful weekend Sonjia

Sharon Wagner said...

A perfect pairing of photos and rhyme.

Gail Dixon said...

Love magpies! I saw my first one in Oregon last year. Cute poem!

Helma said...

What a cute poem stands by 1, 2, etc.
I had never heard before but I find it only to read in the pictures of the magpies.
Greetings, Helma

Margaret Adamson said...

HI I am not superstitious but good shot. I have now safely arrived back from 6 weeks away so have LOTS of editing to do!! Thanks for looking in on my posts while I was away and commenting. I appreciate that very much.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Ela said...

These are beautiful birds !
Great shots !
Greetings :)

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