#SoCS Feb. 22/2020: animal sounds

Linda at

gave the following promp.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “animal sounds.” Write about the sounds animals make and how you experience them. Have fun!


I heard their clear songs in the distance and came around the corner, saw the two Magpies; danger was my first reaction, I didn’t look their way and passed without them interfering with my walk.

Australian magpie. Adult male. Tiritiri Matangi Island, January 2017. Image © Les Feasey by Les Feasey

21 thoughts on “#SoCS Feb. 22/2020: animal sounds

  1. Hi we have magpies in the UK but I have not known them attack humans. They are a beautiful bird not a popular one though. My mum was very superstitious, we always had to salute them and say “good morning or good afternoon Mr Magpie”. I still do! There is a rhyme that applies to magpies , One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four a boy, Five for silver, six for gold, seven for a story never to be told, eight is a wish, and nine a kiss, ten is a chance you must not miss.


  2. For many years, I had the call of the African Fish Eagle as ringtone on my phone. Strangely, it annoys people, esp fellow white men who would stare when my phone rings. To me, it is as aithentically African as they come.


      1. Ken nie magpies nie. As ons in grootkaliber-Bisley ‘n slegte skoot gevuur en net 3 punte gekry het, het ons dit ‘n magpie genoem. Dis ‘n Britse tradisie.


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