Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring has sprung -

"Colly Bird"
digital collage by Mick Mather
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"... four calling birds ..."
- Traditional Lyric

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Blogger hpy said...

If the first bird you see inspring is a blackbird (?) you will be lucky - or something like that. That's what I heard the other day, and now I'm glad to see your blackbird (I've refused to see any other bird).

9:30 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Our blackbirds tend to stay all winter, Hèléne. Seeing your first robin is good luck around here and I don't recall having seen one yet. :|

1:10 PM  
Blogger John M. Mora said...

amazing shot of an American robin - we have a few winter here this past year and there have been many migrating through the past three weeks or so...

4:04 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

John M. Mora:
This is actually an English Blackbird, John. So named a "Colly Bird" - a mispronunciation of Collier Bird somewhere between the 16th and 17th centuries - because it's color resembled the black coal dust of the mines.

6:38 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

We have also blackbirds here. They seem enthusiastic.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Are they singing, Susu?

1:53 PM  

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