Moving #midnighthaiku

Change of residence
Readying the nursery
For new beginnings

For several years the magpies have built their nest in a tree just over the fence. In summer, the nest is hidden by the leaves, but in winter there is neither shelter nor concealment.  This year, they decided to move to the next tree along. Does a tall evergreen count as being ‘upwardly mobile’ in the avian world?

Whatever their reasons, the new site, cupped within the topmost branches, gives me and the camera a perfect view and it has been a delight watching the pair haul branches too big to fly with up to their penthouse. With a little luck, I’ll get a good view of their offspring too when they arrive 🙂

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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14 Responses to Moving #midnighthaiku

  1. willowdot21 says:

    That’s brilliant 😉💜


  2. Eliza Waters says:

    It’s always fun to await new arrivals. 🙂


  3. memadtwo says:

    The birds are nest-building here too…although the snow yesterday might have set their plans back a bit! What a view you have. (K)


  4. oshrivastava says:

    Very very nice and true


  5. Lyn Horner says:

    Cool! You are so lucky to see them. I hope you get a look at the babies when they arrive.


  6. Widdershins says:

    How wonderful! A birds-eye-view of a bird’s eyrie. 😀


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