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Magpies have it out for me

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Sparklypurpleunicornsaremyfav Thu 14-May-20 21:33:08

OK, so generally I'm not superstitious but I do salute magpies. In the last couple of months, since coronavirus really, I've not seen more than one magpie at a time, so even they are socially distancing by the looks of things. But.... We all know one magpie is one for sorrow, in the last month both my mum and stepmum have been diagnosed with cancer, what the hell is coming next???
And before anybody says anything, I've used the magpies as light relief, I need to try to keep a sense of humour at the moment.
Has anyone noticed anything similar?

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Sparklypurpleunicornsaremyfav Thu 14-May-20 21:33:46

Sorry, didn't mean to do voting 🤦🏻‍♀️

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recycledteenager24 Thu 14-May-20 21:42:24

what awful news for your family flowers, i'm sure things will settle down for you all now.
magpies have started visiting our garden along with dozens of other birds each day as we have several bird feeders.
the maggies and other feathered pals are doing our mental health no end of good.

picklemewalnuts Thu 14-May-20 21:48:17

I'm enjoying the birds at my bird table. Magpies however, even though they occasionally top up with my bird food, are usually there to steal the blackbird chicks.

I salute them with a shout of 'oy! Get out! You leave those babies alone!'

Addler Thu 14-May-20 21:51:00

Just be glad they're not antipodean magpies. Those fuckers are beastly. They'll swoop and peck the life out of anyone who goes near a tree. They used to chase my dog back inside.

starlingsintheslipstream Thu 14-May-20 21:56:24

I love the garden birds but magpies are evil - I watched one last year pounce on a baby blue tit and pluck it clean before flying off with it shock. Grim!

mommybear1 Thu 14-May-20 22:04:25

Snap OP my DH who previously had no knowledge of the magpie salute now desperately searches for a second when he sees one as he knows I panic seeing so many singletons grin

hartof Thu 14-May-20 22:10:17

I'm sorry about your mum and stepmum.

The morning I was going to a pregnancy scan which turned out to be ectopic a magpie sat outside my front window looking in and since that day up until last year when I moved house (10 years!) I always felt like single magpies were stalking me!

Gotthetshirt23 Thu 14-May-20 23:20:15

I've seen loads of single magpies in the last few days while working. Saluting constantly grin
I've found a new walk to try and shift the spreading middle tyre that's appearing and saw at least 11 across a field. I was shockconfused
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Double figures? What's that about ?

Lockheart Thu 14-May-20 23:27:20

What does a cast of thousands dancing and shouting on your roof at 5.30 in the morning bring? Other than a desire to go hunting? grin

Very sorry to hear about your mum and stepmum.

Sparklypurpleunicornsaremyfav Fri 15-May-20 21:26:01

Went for a walk today, still only single magpies, what are they trying to tell me?!?!?

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