I know this hasn’t exactly been extensive research but it does appear to me that flag waving is the best way to protect against magpie attacks. The next step is for all three girls to remember to take their flags to the bus stop each morning.
Georgia remembered hers this morning but the other two girls didn’t. While Georgia was safely walking towards my place, Krystal was suffering a full on bombardment.
And, at my insistence, we took the flag with us on our walk this afternoon. We still got dive bombed but the black and white attacking machine went way over our heads, put off by the flag. It might look silly but that’s the least of my worries. I’d rather look silly than feel fearful any day.
Down along the creek there was a sight that would lift the spirits of any farming person. The heifers which will calve for the first time next spring were gathered under the trees looking a picture of good health. My daughter- in- law sure knows how to raise good calves, these are a credit to her. If calves don’t get a good start to life they don’t end up looking like these.
Georgia took this next photo. Don’t know why I work so hard at taking half decent photos when a seven year old can produce a shot like this. It was side on to us and she waited and waited for it to look at her. She finally picked up a stick and snapped it in two to get the heifer’s attention.