We swiftly fly down to begin a new year for the LBC at the behest of Magpie 11, to twitter, sing and share our thoughts on the topic of:
Birds of the Air
Seagulls… slim yachts of the element.
~ Robinson Jeffers
There are over 9,200 species of birds known from around the world and they can be found in just about every habitat.
Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
The retina of a bird’s eye is twice as thick as a man’s.
Some bird’s feathers weigh more than its very lightweight but strong skeleton of hollow bones, which make flying easier.
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny and its heart beats 1,260 times per minute.
Only male canaries can sing.
The owl can rotate its head by 180 degrees on either side.
It is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.
The world’s fastest flying bird is the peregrine Falcon which can swoop on its prey at speeds of up to 350 km per hour.
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man
than the way in which they can build and yet
leave a landscape as it was before.
~ Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays
Time now fly over and check out what the other active members of the Loose Bloggers Consortium have to say on the subject:- Conrad, Delirious, Maria/Gaelikaa, Magpie 11, Maria SilverFox, OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, Rohit, Will Knott.