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Love’s in the Air

If romantic love has a holiday then it has to be St. Valentine’s Day. But this was not always the case. As strange as it may sound, we likely owe this popular notion in part to an English poem composed more than 600 years ago—a poem about a bunch of birds written for a 14-year-old monarch and his soon-to-be-wife. 1,246 more words

Birds

Camouflaged

The Common Hawk-Cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius), popularly known as the Brainfever Bird, is a medium-sized cuckoo resident in the Indian subcontinent. It bears a close resemblance to the Shikra, a sparrow hawk, even in its style of flying and landing on a perch. 33 more words

Travels

The Joy of Dogs: Poo, Cuckoo, ZhouZhou

I’m more of a cat person. The poo. We wouldn’t be able to travel. Too much hoovering. Too much poo. The eldest’s afraid of dogs. Mandatory walks even in filthy weather. 832 more words

Musings

Fauna Friday: All Cuckoo Clocks are From Europe

Almost everyone I know is familiar with the venerable cuckoo clock, whether from seeing them depicted in cartoons or by actually having one around the house. 585 more words

Fauna Friday

No. 876

The Christmas Cuckoo. By CpSingleton © 2015

In a Christmas cracker, a cuckoo came to stay!
I was only to observe this on a week past Saturday. 145 more words

Poetry