Tag Archives: Birds

1921: Swans

Frank William Brangwyn: The Swans (1921)

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1810: A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom

A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom (Oudh, India, ca. 1810-30) (source)

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370 BC: Numberless Democrituses Like Himself

The pre-Socratic philosopher Democritus (c. 460 – c. 370 BC) believed in an infinite universe, and therefore in an infinite number of worlds. Some might be bigger or smaller than earth, he concluded; some might have more moons or suns, … Continue reading

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1918: Young Crow

Jan Mankes: Jonge kraai (1918)

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1865: The Storm Cloud

Félix Bracquemond: The Storm Cloud (1860-1870)

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1938: Signs of Hard Weather

From a collection of folklore gathered by Irish teachers in the 1930’s: Weather 27-12-1938 Signs of hard weather: Robin flying into house. Lapwings seen early in winter. Wild geese seen flying inland (southwards). Small birds gathering in large numbers about … Continue reading

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1917: Flamingos

Sydney Long: Flamingos (1917)

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