I was really happy to receive a package in the mail from my best friends this weekend. She sent me some artwork that she made of my favourite bird, the Australian Magpie. She even made the paper herself!
The Australian Magpie is my favourite bird for a number of reasons. They are really interesting and their songs sound different in each family so the ones in Adelaide sound different from the ones in Sydney. They can also copy the sounds of other birds and some other animals too. Australian Magpies can even recognise people's faces! They have a bad reputation for swooping people and dogs but they are usually really friendly and the ones near my house often play with my dog, jumping and chasing eachother around the backyard.
The package took 3 whole months to get here (courtesy of the current pandemic) but now I can hang some Australian pieces at home. I still miss listening to the Adelaide magpies' unique warble but I can definitely make do with these beautiful prints!