Haiku: Magpie’s Blue Period

In almost six years, we never saw a magpie at Little House in the Rockies.

And then on the Fall Colors 2018 Trek in late September, there they were at Tarryall Reservoir. With the blue on their wings, they are mag(pie)nificent!

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And over Thanksgiving, they finally came right up to our front porch to feed on the suet. Despite their chatty reputation, our maggies were a little shy, so I wasn’t able to get many photos of their tuxedo coloring with bright blue wingtips. However, the one below, which is accidentally dark, made me happy enough to haiku. Intensifying the blue made me even happier. So I give you, Magpie’s Blue Period:

blue-winged forager 
stopping at the suet bar
gorgeous in profile

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© 2018 Glover Gardens

6 thoughts on “Haiku: Magpie’s Blue Period

  1. Beautiful birds, thank you for sharing Kim. At my old house on the edge of the forrest we had a pair of magpies, they would visit our feeder so often that the we gave them names! Steak and Macaroni….after the favourite types of pie my kids like. Ah bringing back sweet memories.

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