Wednesday, 27 May 2009

A Bird on the Nest

I saw this beautiful bird nesting in some rockery plants. It looks quite happy to me!


  1. I really like this, the colors and the hens and chicks (that's what they call them here, not sure about in England)

  2. As a PS to comment on post above, just remembered that you left a comment in French today chez moi... are you using a translator to do that, or is speaking French another of your many talents??? After Margaret and I did those translations for me... hmm, I'm wondering what other surprises you have for us... like this bird, who may have quite a few hidden eggs there. :-)

  3. I am glad you like it Terry. In England, chicks is what chickens hatch, ducklings from ducks etc. Ornithologists tell me that young birds, once fledged, such as the blackbird are known as juveniles.

    Talking of juveniles, I have a young Raven feeding on bird seed I put out, morning and evening. Being slightly superstitious, I thought I had better check it out. In some places, they are thought of harbingers of death i.e. sitting on a roof is a sign that someone in the household is about to die. I can tell you I was mightily relieved to read that in Somerset where I live, the custom is pay your respects and/or doff your cap. I am making sure I give the young raven all the respect I can give it!
    Best wishes

  4. Owen, what took you so long? I have been waiting for you or Margaret to comment. Actually, I was playing on the Google tool bar (as we all do - don't we?) and the drop down menu had a translate section and, dear readers, the rest is history, as they say!

    Actually, I have no idea whether it is accurate. I used it to check out Jeff34's comment that suggested I used a bird song CD to produce the singing bird on the Paradise Garden Post - he was joking.

    I only know a little German from when I lived out there for a while, in the 60s and again in the 70s. Those were the days, Bratwurst, Currywurst etc. and seeing Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull etc. etc. Peace, Man!