Two for joy

Magpies in love

“One for sorrow, two for joy…” or so the old country saying goes. These two were canoodling on my neighbours’s roof at lunchtime. Spring must be in the air – I can hear the birdies getting twitterpated all around me. I suppose the two for joy bit could be because when they are in pairs and a’courtin, it is a sign of spring and that must be joyful news in itself.

The cold weather seems to have broken, but they’ve brought a very grey, miserable rain with their joy.