I see these raucous, chattering, vibrant, brassy birds very differently now, these direct descendants of dinosaurs. When one magpie discovers a dead one, it begins calling loudly to attract other magpies. I was just wondering if there was anything else to it If you are in trouble and a red bird shows up help is on the way. I have birds fly in to feed all day. also, it's friday 13th today. I avoid ladders, single magpies and shoes on tables. the magpie is a good omen, i always see them when working with infertile couples and know they will conceive..black and white are Newcastle united colours and their nick name is the magpies. I was a different person now. Id say its seeing a magpie I assosicate magpies with sadness...and passing souls. I knew the death and sorrow had happened in me. Magpies will supplement their diet of insects by raiding the nests of other birds and eating their eggs and young. Seeing one magpie is supposed to be an especially grave occasion as the popular saying goes “one for sorrow”. Today one of the fiscal fly catchers landed on my head. do any of u believe that it really is an unlucky day ? If you see a blue bird early in the morning you will have a happy day. I also cross myself when I see a hearse and live in dread of breaking mirrors. I grate cheese and leave it on my chopping block in my kitchen. ( i know why today is considered unlucky - knights templar & all that ) Sometimes I only see 1 but others I see a couple. I know this is going to sound weird but everyday for the past couple of weeks I have been seeing magpies EVERYWHERE. is there any kind of logical explanation to it all ? that was a made up song. If you see a red bird in the winter you will have a prosperous spring. (Yep maz has a bird thing ) Its like they are there until they realise its time to go and know YOU are ready to continue on. The birds also fly around my house. When a gamekeeper is attempting to raise a family of songbirds and loses the next generation to hungry magpies, one can easily see how the magpie's reputation would be tarnished in the eyes of the gamekeeper. Thats the rhyme I know about magpies. Fiscal fly catchers, robins and wag tails. the names magnus, maggie and magenta are linked to … 1 magpie is not for sorrow. so there's the rhyme about them - 'one for sorrow.....', etc, and some people say 'hello mr magpie, how's the wife & kids' (or something like that), but how did this all start ? The gathering of loudly calling magpies (up to 40 birds have been observed) may last for 10 to 15 minutes before the birds fly off silently. Seeing a yellow bird in flight means you will be free. In Ireland sweet … I opened the gate to let Legend … One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl and four for a boy, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret never to be told. It is anyway I go there always seems to be 1 watching me. 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