Day 72 - Magpie Nest

You can tell by their nest that these are vicious little fuckers. Alone or in a gang, they'll steal, attack, and scheme. Their loud metallic squawk that sounds like it's miles away but somehow inside your ear. And yet they're so goddam handsome. Plump but healthy, long tail and wings with a deep teal and shiny black, softened by a white breast. But the nest reveals the truth of these brutes. Jagged, impenetrable, tortuous nests, barely visible. How it could ever house an egg is a mystery, but that's the point. It looks like it would stop a cat, not that there are many around. A fly couldn't land on it without being gashed. Magpies are special, there's no doubt. Little gangs with the run of the neighborhood.  

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