Thanks for popping in. Dave and I were watching a load of crows in the sky, and I remembered ages ago in the SHAC how we‘d had a cool session, learning all the collective nouns and names for the various groups of birds. Could I remember the Crows? A Parliament of crows I thought, but then I was pretty sure the Owls were also a parliament. …so what do you do? You let your fingers do the walking, and ask Google…
crows – a horde of crows
crows – a hover of crows
crows – a mob of crows
crows – a murder of crows
crows – a muster of crows
crows – a parcel of crows
crows – a parliament of crows
crows – a storytelling of crows
I like the storytelling of crows! That’s excellent. We live in Crowborough too. Home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Then I wanted to know about magpies. After all, they are part of the crow family, (corvids) aren’t they?
magpies – a conventicle of magpies
magpies – a gulp of magpies
magpies – a mischief of magpies
magpies – a tidings of magpies
magpies – a tittering of magpies
Love the Mischief of magpies!
Oi oi!! Standoff!
But back to the magpie. Hands up who sees a lone magpie, then starts scanning the area for the second one before being able to relax! One’s for sorrow, two’s for joy, right? I’m pretty sure it’s something most of us do.
Most of us of an age will remember the TV series Magpie, and of course recall the verse :
but what about the rest of the verse?
But did you know there‘s another, older verse?
I think I’ll stick with the newer version!!
We’ve got some superb Magpie stencils and Groovi plates. Let me go find them…click here
I did a neat trick with a Gelpress in a Youtube once, using these stencils. Like it so much I framed it and hung it on my wall…
If you can’t hear me, just turn the volume up.
Quote for the day.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a songMaya Angelou.
Barb x x x