Monday, 9 April 2018

The Magpie at the window. - Coffee & Conversation

Sitting at my desk in the study one morning I had a visitor.

I don't get many visitors to my study as not many people get near that room in our house because it is not very tidy most of the time.

But that day sitting in the quiet, which I enjoy as I blog and work on things for church, a Magpie perched on my windowsill and made those cute bird noises as he watched me through the glass.

I smiled and said hello, I like Magpies and we often see them in the garden but never so close to the house except for the times they perch on the roof and then run around for a while.

There was another magpie on the grass but this one had decided to sit a while at the window with me.  We usually see the two together somewhere on the grass or fence or in the trees just on the outer side of our fence.

I took a break from the computer and just watched this brave and perhaps curious magpie, it seemed so unimpressed with anything but so contented and carefree on the windowsill.

Then a few minutes later it was off again.

I realised I had not even thought to try to take a picture of it but it probably would have flown off if I had moved to get the camera.

A break of even a few minutes can be good for us.

Sometimes life can be too busy or we can make each day too busy.

          Always something to be thinking about or doing or planning to do.
                    Always "What needs to be done today?" or "What's next on the Todo list?"


I think that little break of a few minutes was good for me.


  1. We're always delighted to see the migrating birds come back in the spring. It's like our outdoors wake up again. Thanks for the reminder not to miss it!

  2. I am such a bird nerd - these are beautiful. THAT blue! I am taking a break this week but posting my most favorite springtime blog post! About? Robins!

  3. I love the title of this post!! And I agree with you--we need those little breaks. What a sweet gift from God to show you a little glimpse into the ways that He cares for us! Happy Springtime birdwatching!

  4. I love this reminder to take a break. It’s much needed and I don’t do it often enough. I love birds too! Sadly, there aren’t as many of my favorites in San Diego as there are in Ohio, where I’m from!

  5. It's so lovely being visited by birds and other creatures from nature. I agree that it encourages us to take time to embrace our surroundings and celebrate the day! Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

  6. We definitely need those kind of small breaks. And if we won't create them for ourselves, sometimes God creates one for us. :)

  7. I love looking out the window at the birds visiting our feeders! Thanks for sharing yours!

  8. I agree, a little break, no matter what the reason for it, is always nice and often much needed!

  9. This is an excellent reminder, Sandra! Thank you for sharing this sweet story!

  10. I love watching for birds we don't see the rest of the year, but I have never seen a magpie in our area. What a beautiful example of God's creation!

  11. I enjoyed sharing your break and seeing the magpies. We have a feeder outside our kitchen window I love to watch.

  12. Ah, how lovely. I agree, sometimes all we need is a few minutes. Thank you for linking up with #Blogstravaganza :)