Cold, wet, and miserable.
I was awoken at dawn by a noisy magpie squawking outside my bedroom window. Explains why I hear no little birds singing of a morning (not heard the robin or the wren for a long time)
Magpies chase off the little birds, unfortunately, because they eat the eggs and take the babies, so all the little birds find elsewhere to nest.
I don't particularly like magpies.
The squirrel and cats go for them though, so I suppose Nature has her way of regulating things.
Just wish she could re-set Mr & Mrs Magpie's alarm clock! LOL