We were alerted to its presence by a visit from it's mother who alighted on the clothes line under cover of our deck. She has been a regular visitor of late. When she flew away we saw this beautiful baby magpie gingerly standing on the fence.
It went on to make numerous attempts to take off, by spreading one wing and then the other followed by some preening. It hopped along the fence from left to right and back again.
This wonderful creature finally flew off to the magnificent gum tree in our neighbours yard. Go you good thing! Welcome to the big scary world.
It was a magical experience to watch, and reminded me that we all have to continue to take our own individual steps towards independence. This may be as simple as taking a walk around the block, or realising a dream of living in Antarctica, or becoming a helicopter pilot. (A little insight into me!)
Whatever it is you need for your soul to take further steps to independence, remember it begins with one tiny little hop followed by mustering the courage to take off! Go on you can do it.