The Birds’ Valentine’s Day.


Will Turnstone

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As we crossed the cloister at Luther King House in Manchester we heard a chuckle from the top of a leafless tree. A pair of magpies were building their nest in a fork of the upper branches. The structure was at an early stage, just a few twigs, but if they decide to finish the next it will have a dome and provide good shelter for the young ‘pies as they grow quickly into adulthood.

It was Mrs T who made the connection that it was Valentine’s Day, the day the birds are said to marry.

In nearby Whitworth Park we saw parakeets who clearly considered themselves wild members of the local fauna. We’re used to them in Kent but did not expect to spot them so far North!

Magpie photo

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About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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One Response to The Birds’ Valentine’s Day.

  1. Thanks for reblogging this post! It’s good to see the wild creatures enjoying the green spaces in Manchester. It looks as though you enjoy the city as well!

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