Magpies are so compelling to me, I love the folklore attached to seeing Magpies or hearing them and their symbolism in art. An interesting post about the origin of the Magpie’s favor in Chinese culture is linked below.
Wong, Susan “MagpieSymbol Meaning in Chinese Culture.”Magpie Symbol Meaning in Chinese Culture. 31 Jan. 2011EzineArticles.com. 12 Jun. 2011 <http://ezinearticles.com/?Magpie- Symbol- Meaning- in- Chinese- Culture&id=5827113>.