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This spring i watched a pair of magpies build their "Home for Chicklings" in the neighbors tree. They carefully snatched long twigs from another tree and wound their way back to the nest tree where construction happened. we were adding on to our house at the same time!. Soon there were 5 chicks whistling from their cave-like home and the parents began a frenzied effort to keep their little noisy ones tummies full. I have a new appreciation for magpies as i got to hear the gentler conversations carried on and the magnificant construction of the nest. This design is a celebration of this springs encounter with the magpies!