The Magpie (Snag Breac) 1p
They like bright shiny objects and often nick them. Magpies feed on almost anything
including scraps of food dropped by people. You will often see them in our yard in school.
As soon as we come in after break, they swoop down into the yard and search for scraps.
Magpies came to Ireland in 1679. In that year a party of less than a dozen of them arrived in County Wexford,Ireland, blown there by a strong east wind. They have been here in Ireland ever since. Magpies go out in pairs. It is a lovely looking bird and has a lovely long tail.
There is a rhyme about them--:
"One for sorrow,
Two for joy.
Three for a girl
And four for a boy.
Do you believe these old sayings???????
I don't know if I do or not.
Written by-:Edward Battye
Click on the stamp to listen to the bird sound