Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…

There are some days when a single “Oh dear” just won’t do.

I won’t burden you with a list of minor annoyances, but I do want to share one.

On leaving the house this lunchtime to search for Waxwings I saw a big flock of Magpies gathering in the trees at the end of the street. There were around 25 in the treetops and another 15 or so swooped in as we watched, making a total of 40, which is the most Magpies I’ve ever seen at one time. I had my camera with me, so managed to get a few shots.

You won’t be able to see proof of this because the SD card from my camera has selected this moment to start playing up.

I’ve been meaning to back it up for a while.

I suspect that the good intentions that pave the road to Hell often start with “I’ve been meaning to…”

There were no Waxwings, just to add insult to injury, though there were around 20 Redwings and 30 Feral Pigeons.

Those pictures are refusing to cooperate too.

Actually, I’ve just managed to download the contents of the corrupted drive and download the shots. They aren’t that good, but it’s nice to have a few photos for the post.

It’s also been a valuable lesson.




17 thoughts on “Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…

    1. quercuscommunity

      I checked on the internet and they don’t mention anything about migrants – just that magpies sometimes gather before the breeding season, though nobody knows why. Never seen so many before – felt like I was in a Hitchcock film!

      1. arlingwoman

        At my photo workshop in the fall, the instructor recommended downloading to a computer, deleting, and then reformatting the disk each time. I do that with the fancy camera now. I also have extra cards…

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