#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!

Magpies!

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 responses to “#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.

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    1. Thank for telling this interesting information. Love the way that you had tp salute and are stll saluting them. Are they also black and white like ours?

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        1. Thank you I’ll have a look tomorrow. It’s bedtime for me here in NZ. 21:15 already

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  2. That is a healthy looking magpie.

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    1. Indeed. I have no experience of an attack and hope it won’t happen.

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      1. I also hope that for you.

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  3. Hehehehe… jy laat jou tog nie koudsit deur ‘n ou voëltjie nie? ❤

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    1. O toggie, dis mos n kraai tipe. Hy duik op jou af klap jou met sy vlerke en pik jou waar hy kan, mestal jou kop en gesig en hul is meestal nog twee ook.

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  4. 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.

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    1. Awesome, it really is a call that is one of a kind. Nothing as beautiful as that call. Die magpies is blikskottels. Hul val mens en dier aan as mens naby hul nes kom wat meestal onwetend is.

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      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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        1. Interressant. Ken ook nie die Magpies nie. Hoor maar net hoe mense van hul praat. Hul is blykbaar n verpesting. Natuurlik is dit Australië se skuld dis hul voël. NZ en Aus verdra mekaar mos gladnie!

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          1. Sibling Syndrome. 😂

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            1. Haha, en hoe! Ek kan my vreeslik verkneukel asdie spul mekaar so afkraak in die tussentyd is hul van dieselfde afkoms as mens dit so vat.

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              1. Jip. Dis soos dis sg Boere en Afrikaners wat stry…..

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                1. Presies. Ek kan dit eintlik meer geniet omdat ek in werklikheid nie n Boer of Afrikaner is nie maar n Hollander wat baie Afrikaners verpes. Selfde nou hier, eks n buitestaander.

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                  1. Ek is altyd ‘n randeier.

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                    1. Mooi man. Dis n goeie woord.

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