Nest building


A pair of magpies

plunder the garden for twigs

brought down by the winds.


by Scooj

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

11 thoughts on “Nest building”

  1. It’s such a pity; I have not seen a magpie in years. I don’t think we have any in the US at all. Nice haiku. Apt for this time of year.
    P.S. As a marine biologist, how would you best describe the material which comprises a shrimp’s shell?

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  2. Thank you for that. I was peeling some raw shrimp prior to cooking dinner a couple of evenings ago and I asked myself what is this is it cellulose or what/ I figured cellulose was a plant material so what’s it doing on a shrimp. Learning something new is exhilarating. Proverbs 99 – Teach a wise man and he will be yet wiser.

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    1. Not content with just twigs, they have been excavating mud from the holes in the lawn (dug by foxes and the dog) to shore up the nest. I wanted to add that extra bit to the haiku, but it was just too much information.

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