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On 25/10/2018 at 1:20 PM, Glaukus said:

Recently I have been experiencing visitations by birds on a daily basis. Most notably magpies, but also king parrots and crows. One magpie in particular is now so comfortable that he will eat from my hand. I call him Claude. 

King parrots are also making daily visits. Crows watch from a distance but are very vocal.

This is a new occurrence that started a month or so ago, and it seems to hold some importance, but I'm not sure what to make of it.

Magpies seem to be associated with a message to focus on spiritual pursuits rather than material ones (I'm hardly a materialistic person so I think there's something I'm missing). Parrots are associated with the need to be watchful and alert. 

These are the typical associations in dreams anyway. But my visitations are physical, so I wonder if there is more to the picture.

Does anyone have any experience with bird visitation and their symbology?

 

I think magpies are part of the corvid family which include the very mystical and intelligent ravens. I think Odins messengers and guardians were 2 ravens called Huginn and Muninn. Thought and Memory.

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Update: 

It's all about the crows now. They seem to follow me and call to me wherever I go.

I like crows.

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So strange. Posted today and now Claude is back...

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I've had increasingly more young magpies come to visit they just sit around the yard or hunt the giant crickets and other bugs through my cacti and gardens , real friendly and completely un afraid . 

Also a beautiful little kookaburra likes to sit either under the swingset or on the swings themselves sat outside and watched him while he watched me a couple weeks ago, can see the real intelligence in its eyes .

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How is your attunement to the spirits of the skies going?

I've been exploring this, more as feather finding.

 It's a really nice (and 100% free) flow state searching for feathers and you really attune and connect to the environment around you - I feel you can interpret your 'feather findings' psycho-spiritually, in a more spirited way than reading tea leaves...

 

I find I often find feathers that are in some way deeply relatable to life. I like to make little objects out of them.

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For example, yesterday's feathers to me are a reflection of my current struggle between lower and higher energies, learning to re-integrate shadow aspects, embrace dark and light and coming to a greater peaceful unity between the opposing duality to a greater whole

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Today, this one found me:

 

To me, this is the feather of 'spirit triumphing over darkness'. Even when life is beating you down, there's a glimmer in the spirit to overcome the darkness.


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Sitting in the garden earlier today under my lemon tree, working out how I'm going to keep my bees this year, when a New Holland Honeyeater was rustling in the tree above with a bee in its beak! Gulp, gone!

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6 hours ago, Gimli said:

Sitting in the garden earlier today under my lemon tree, working out how I'm going to keep my bees this year, when a New Holland Honeyeater was rustling in the tree above with a bee in its beak! Gulp, gone!

Wow @Gimli didnt realise they ate insects.  Theyre such a lovely bird, Im a big fan.

From Wiki 'Nectar does not contain protein so New Holland honeyeaters must supplement their diet with invertebrates such as spiders and insects that are rich in protein'.

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At my last place we had a bad mice problem up in the chook shed.  One morning i saw an Owl perched above the gully.  We stared at one another for a few minutes neither of us moving.  In my mind i said 'plenty of tucker up there' to which the bird replied something like 'dont tell me how to do my job' and promptly flew off.  

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I was interstate the last few weeks and I felt nostalgic to see sparrows again. When I was a kid, sparrows used to be very common where I lived. It must have been around 1991 or slightly later that they were replaced by Indian mynahs. Now there is not a single sparrow. I wonder if it is too cold in Melbourne for mynahs?

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14 hours ago, Glaukus said:

I was interstate the last few weeks and I felt nostalgic to see sparrows again. When I was a kid, sparrows used to be very common where I lived. It must have been around 1991 or slightly later that they were replaced by Indian mynahs. Now there is not a single sparrow. I wonder if it is too cold in Melbourne for mynahs?

I grew up in Melbs where indian mynahs were the dominant bird in the suburbs.  Noisy mynahs too but not in the same numbers.  To me it seemed mynahs dwindle in numbers the further out you went into the bush away from higher human populations. Rather Satin bowerbirds would occupy that niche (in the Yarra Ranges at least). Both very intellegent, organised birds.

South of Hobart i dont see any Mynahs, sparrows and starlings abound.  Certainly less bird diversity in Tas than Vic imo. 

The Forest Raven do very well down here on roadkill.

Birds of prey like Wedgies, Grey goshawks, Sea eagles are often seen this time of year dining out on spring chicks.  War in the sky!

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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/09/america-has-lost-quarter-its-birds-fifty-years/598318/

 

So sad. We should all enjoy the presence of our feathered friends while we can.

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Mynahs have on occasion made the north coast, but they are a target to keep out. Mynahs would smash the small bird populations around the urban centres. 

 

There was a salmonella strain that hit the sparrows statewide detected around 2009 and 2016 in the north but they bounced back a little. The south had a few reports, but I have no idea how they were affected. Nothing like the numbers they were though. 

 

Lol... I've got a skyrat (starling) trying to nest in my heater flue. I usually catch one or two a year In  the heater box. 

 

The welcome swallows have this week come back to the nests I allow them to have on the house. I use their arrival as a cue to start planting a few things. 

I love watching their aerobatics and listening to their little chirps as they dart about. 

 

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I've always been puzzled why the Noisy Miner is spelt this way but, having had to listen to one of their young for at least a week I suspect they should actually have been called Noisy Minors

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On 23/09/2019 at 6:32 AM, waterboy 2.0 said:

 

 

The welcome swallows have this week come back to the nests I allow them to have on the house. I use their arrival as a cue to start planting a few things. 

I love watching their aerobatics and listening to their little chirps as they dart about. 

 

The swallows at mine arrived a few weeks ago, seemingly earlier this year (and both at the same time).  I too use them as a cue to get things in.  They nest in the carport, which gets hot as in Jan when the chicks are still occupying.  Ive got a rug atop of the roof now to keep temps down for the wee tackers after one year seeing a chick evacuate due to heat stress.

Swallows impress me as a bird with skilled aerobatics but also the ability to do the long haul flight.  They have tiny feathers projecting out from around their mouths to aid in ( increasing suface area ) funneling food/insects in.  Much the same way as my beard.

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Are crows a bad omen?

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On 26/10/2019 at 10:47 PM, Cimi said:

Are crows a bad omen?

 

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LMAO 

 

Maybe trucks are a worse omen. 

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