Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How Cute is This ?


This cute little bird is an Australian Magpie, I don't know whether it is a female or a male.
It is a juvenile and has lost all of its fluffy baby feathers and now has it mottled juvenile feathers, they serve as a kind of camouflage so that it can blend in with the native landscape and protect it from eagles, raptors, snakes and other predators.
This little one joins me outside for lunch when I'm at home, it sits on the seat right next to me which I think is rather special... it seems to enjoy the wholegrain bread I use for my sandwich though I have since bought some native bird seed for this one and the others that join me and of course there are plenty of natural things in my garden for them to eat.
I really enjoy its company, it taps on my back door with its beak to let me know when it is there along with its Mum, Dad, brothers and sisters and of course the rest of the flock of magpies.
They all sound so beautiful when they sing their warbling song together...it is such a pleasant sound.
I will post some more photos of my backyard visitors in the future but right now I have run out of time so I've gotta go... ♥

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22 comments:

puerileuwaite said...

He looks like a freeloader to me.

foam said...

too cute indeed ...
and did you tell your kitty he is not dinner?
but, then i'm sure your kitty stays inside during birdie feeding time.

Shweta Tiwari said...

wow..
a nice and a cute friend of urs..

dianne said...

Puggles my sweet

No,not a freeloader she/he doesn't eat much, is great company and sings to me, very nice to have around. ♡

dianne said...

Hi Foamy dearest friend

Yes I think she/he is extremely cute and my three kitties don't go out at any time at all for that reason, there is so much wildlife in my garden and I don't want it to be destroyed.
They have free run of the house and their own area in which to play. ♡

dianne said...

Yes Shweta dear friend

very cute and so friendly...
I hope you are feeling better today?
love xo ♡

Lee said...

I hand feed a group of them in the morning before I go to walk. They sing for their breakfast.

dianne said...

Lee dear that is so nice,
I have a whole lot of them coming to my garden now and I hand feed this one and a few others, they come right up to me.
They are all very friendly and I love their chorus of singing. ♡

Shweta Tiwari said...

yeah..m feeling much better.. :)
take care

dianne said...

Shweta dear
I do hope so... :)
take care xo ♡

chickory said...

how cute is that? a 10! i love that your cats have their won area where they cant hurt birds and other small animals. if every cat owner had that same approach we'd have far more songbirds. i knew i adored you!

/t. said...

wonderful!

we have magpies here, too,
that the little girls down the street make,
tho, they don't sing...

oh wait, those are mudpies(!)

well, i think your magpie friend is pretty cool, dianne, but don't let him hold your gold ring...

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Shweta Tiwari said...

Dianne,
I need ur help..m facing the same TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY which u faced. I have tried a lot..now bugged up.. Cud u plz help me out of this???

Little Lamb said...

That sounds like a nice bird and a nic e friend.

Corby said...

Love it, I wish I could get magpies at my home. They are so cool.

-Corby

dianne said...

Schweta my dear, help is at hand...go to my side bar 'special friends' and click on the link 'Artist-Berry Connell-Time Flies Like an Arrow' that is Boneman and go to his older post on 7th September and he explains how to fix the problem...
other than that I can't help as my son fixed my settings problem for me and he is not here...good luck. ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear /t.

Hmmm mud pies, not quite the same thing...

Yes my little friend is really cute and sings to me...

My gold ring... Do magpies like shiny things too?
I'm safe I hardly ever wear any golden rings now. ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dearest chickory
I think my little friend is just beautiful and yes I am a very responsible cat owner, my kitties have their own area where they can play and can't hurt any of the birds and wildlife here...then everyone is happy.
At the moment I am listening to a chorus of bell birds, magpies,
currawongs,finches,wrens and silver eyes...I am blessed. ♡

dianne said...

Yes Lamby dear
it is a nice bird and she/he and friends are lovely to have around.
I will post more photos at a later date. ♡

dianne said...

Thanks Corby dear
magpies are cool, they are friendly, cute and I love their warbling song.

I am very fortunate, I have so many birds who visit my garden, it is a fairly safe haven for them as I have planted many trees and shrubs which are suitable for protection and nest building. ♡

Helene said...

ahhhh very sweet! I am actually happy to have seen him/her. I didnt know what a Magpie looked like! =]

dianne said...

Yes Helene dear
it is very sweet, I'm pleased that I was able to show you what a magpie looks like, they are friendly and they also have a lovely warbling song. xo ♡