Tag Archives: Birds

1965: The Girl Who Took Care of the Turkeys

The Girl Who Took Care of the Turkeys Now we take it up. (audience)Ye——s indeed. There were villagers at the Middle Place and a girl had her home there at Wind Place where she kept a flock of turkeys. At … Continue reading

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1802: The Eagle

William Blake: Headpiece to “The Eagle,” an illustration for William Hayley’s Ballads Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals (1802).

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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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1890: Pig Disturber

William Weekes: Pigs Disturbed by a Hen; I made up the date.

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