Earlier this week, a pair of Magpies visited GG and we saw them again today. They were foraging around the garden sheds. We watched them through the Glassroom windows.
Last week I was trimming off dead pieces of twigs and branches from the stems of Clematis and throwing them onto the ground, to be picked up later, when rain drove me indoors and they were left in an untidy strewn heap!
It seemed that the Magpies were gradually making a thorough job of tidying up the garden ground where I had thrown down the twigs, which had subsequently been blown about by the breeze!
The Magpies were even delving into the branches around the dustbin of rainwater, to glean more dry twigs from the base of the pot from which the Clematis was growing.
‘Sweeping up’ done, they flew up, one by one, to the shed roof, appearing to sort out what they had, watched by an inquisitive Wood Pigeon, before they flew off, one after the other, towards the Turkey Oak Tree nearby. We hope that they will nest in its soon-to-be leafy branches.
I am now glad that I left that untidy heap which had made me feel a tad guilty at the time!
Anne ….. March 31st. 2020