26 January 2010

conversation with a magpie

video

Ok, I promise this is my last birdsong video.

This little fellow has been singing outside the backdoor all day and taking bread from my hand with no hesitation. I think he's my new best friend.

ps. There's a version of this on flickr, but for some reason the video cut out halfway. This is the uncut director's version, complete with commentary and shaky camerawork. (You're welcome).

20 comments:

Colleen said...

Thanks for posting your magpie videos! They are so neat, sadly, we don't have any of those where I live in Canada. They sound like really old computer modems. LOL! You should teach them tricks, since they're so smart :)

Helen said...

Please don't stop! Magpie's are my favourite bird & your photos & clips are wonderful to look at! I also have a little Magpie family that visit me regularly...they are an absolute treasure & wonderful entertainment!

Badger said...

Have you heard Neko Case's "Magpie to the Morning"? I think of you and your little flock of magpies now whenever I hear it!

Lisa said...

This is the best part of blogs: I can wake up in Seattle in the pitch-dark cold winter, and see & hear a lovely chatty magpie in the sun half the world away. Warms me right up & lightens my heart - thank you!

LemonyRenee' said...

Oh, what a treat this is! I had never heard a magpie before. What an incredible song . . . reminds me of those children's toys that they blow into and it has a few piano keys on the side to change the note as they blow. But it sounds better than that. That's what I meant to say.

I played it for my budgerigars and they seemed to answer with a new warbly kind of talk that they don't usually make. So interesting.

Never hesitate to bring us something beautiful.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Your quiche is obviously the bee's knees !
Or maybe he's just thinking ....Crumbs ! You'd think she'd be able to say it too by now !

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun little video - and a breath of spring for us freezing in the north! And how lovely to hear your pretty voice!

rachel said...

That was quite captivating! At this time of year we have so little birdsong, and our magpies certainly don't sound as musical as yours. I really hope you won't make this the last video.

SignatureScent said...

The photos on your blog are amazing! Very different from rainy London. Makes me long for hot summer days by the seaside!

zephyr said...

What a cool guy! Love him...so please keep it up when the spirit moves.

Janet said...

You two have really hit it off by the sound of it! Gorgeous!

Kniterary Knews said...

That was captivating! As said before we don't hear alot of bird's songs in the winter in Canada. Almost as captivating was hearing your voice!! Such a sweet gentle voice!

Stomper Girl said...

Suse! That is a circus act: Can you sing again? and off he goes waddle giggle gargle paddle poodle He is lovely. I'd be over feeding him for his charms!

Lynda said...

Love this!! Thanks for posting it. Sometimes the simplest things are the best.

pam said...

Oh don't stop! Please! Your magpie videos bring a smile to my lips and joy to my heart. I just love them!

Thank you so much, suze, for sharing again!

SharonH said...

Oh suse - it is just lovely... I wondered as I watched it whether the magpie is thinking to itself "How often do I have to repeat myself for her to get it..."

eurolush said...

Suse--I'm pretty sure that Magpie is courting you. He's in love.

PS-Am loving these videos of your feathered friends...don't stop!

Meggie said...

Sulking at the blogery world. The video would not play for me... says it is 'unavailable now, try later'. Grrrr

shula said...

Quite the Bird Whisperer, aren't you?

I'm enjoying the vids immensely.

Tine said...

excellent ... quelle chance d'être aussi près du monde animal
belles photos de bord de mer et surtout de fibres
jolie balade à l'autre bout du monde
merci
Tine
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