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that you’re being watched?

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does the magpie rhyme also apply to moorhens? if so i cant remember what 8 was for or wasnt there one for 8??
seven was for a secret never to be told!!!

13 Feb, 2012

 

ah found it:

"1 for sorrow
2 for joy
3 for a girl and
4 for a boy
5 for silver
6 for gold
7 is a secret never to be told
8 is a wish and
9 is a kiss
10 is a bird you must not miss"

13 Feb, 2012

 

Certainly couldn't miss this lot, Sticki! I often have one or two in the garden scratching about but this was such a lovely surprise :)

13 Feb, 2012

 

What a lot you got!! I was wondering that too Sticki :o)

13 Feb, 2012

 

i take it there is a pond nearby?

13 Feb, 2012

 

I only ever knew that rhyme went up to seven, Sticki.

13 Feb, 2012

 

Brilliant Gee!

13 Feb, 2012

 

Well i only knew up to 7 but I googled it, maybe someone made the rest up?

We could do another different one for moorhens?

I agree Gee lovely to see them.

13 Feb, 2012

 

Brilliant!

13 Feb, 2012

 

A large village pond just over the back fence, Sticki, I never tire of watching what goes on with my neighbours :)

14 Feb, 2012

 

How amazing Gee, you are very honoured to receive such guests.

14 Feb, 2012

 

What a lovely treat for you, you are so lucky having them in your garden;0)

14 Feb, 2012

 

Good heavens have never seen these in a garden, what a sight to behold!!

14 Feb, 2012

 

That is amazing! Great blog Gill and smashing photos too. :-))

14 Feb, 2012

 

smashing blog, great photo's

14 Feb, 2012

 

they nest on our pond and during this last snowfall the three of them are haunting under the birdtable for anything thats dropped... the size of their feet marks in the snow always seem out of proportion to their bodies,
8 is a wonderful sight to see

14 Feb, 2012

 

I also thought of the magpie rhyme Sticki lol :D

14 Feb, 2012

 

I was thinking of the 'Ten Green Bottles' song . . . 8 Black Moorhens sitting on the wall . . . :-))

15 Feb, 2012

 

Strange you should say that, MW, I have another photo of one black moorhen falling off the 'wall' - tried to land and didn't quite make it :)

15 Feb, 2012

 

Had you put some food out or is that a very large hint? Gee, they are great pics..

17 Feb, 2012

 

I think they were hinting, Lincslass, but I don't really know what they like to eat. You've got me going now - I will have to Google it :)

17 Feb, 2012

 

The answer is - snails, insects, small fish and berries. They are very welcome to all the snails in my garden :)

17 Feb, 2012

 

arent they just lovely Gee, i normally get one comes in winter to my garden, but not this year as its been milder here with no snow, lucky you having so many visit you :o))

17 Feb, 2012

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