This morning as I was doing the obligatory snail rescue from the driveway so nobody gets smushed before I leave for work, I hear the singing call of a wild magpie that loyally comes to visit for her breakfast every morning. I looked up and saw her running across the road to join me and smiled at her and said “good morning to you too. I was wondering if you would come and join me”. She responded with a song. I went inside, got her breakfast, and came back outside to sit with her to throw her some breakfast.
(I know you shouldn’t feed wildlife but she was found on my front lawn about 6 months ago as a baby being attacked by 2 crows, they had ripped all of her tail feathers out and pecked her pretty badly. Mum and I wrapped her up in a towel and rushed her to the vet. The vet said that she would recover, she had some antibiotics and painkillers and we were told to bring her back home and release her and to leave some food and water out in a safe place for her as she won’t be able to fly until her tail feathers grew back. Every morning the crosses the road to come and call for breakfast, we only offer her a very small amount of food and she does fend for herself. I think she may enjoy the company. We enjoy her company too).
Anyway for the first time ever this morning she trusted me enough, or she was impatient enough that she took her food straight from my had before I could throw it to her. She came and sat on my knee! She is such a gentle little creature. Then when she had finished eating she hopped off my knee waddled down the driveway a little before spreading her wings and flying onto the nearest tree and singing another song. It was so lovely to see her back to health again.
I few nights ago I did a crystal spell for wildlife from ‘The Crystal Witch: Magickal way to Calm and Heal the Mind, Body and Spirit’ by Shawn Robbins and Leanna Greenaway with the hope that it may help her in some way. I think that it did! This made my morning!