…and here we have a magpie in Colorado Springs….How many of you knew that magpie was the star of “Heckle and Jeckle”? They WERE the “talking Magpies”. The Scots had a fortune-telling rhyme about the number of magpies you might meet while out walking:
One’s sorrow, two’s mirth,
Three’s a wedding, four’s a birth.
Five’s a Christening, six a death,
Seven’s heaven, eight is hell,
And nine’s the devil his win del’…
For the record, on this photo shoot, there were two: “mirth” = amusement expressed in laughter…”
Thank you, Magpie…