Friday, December 26, 2008

224 Birds for Christmas

Just a quick pointer to a wonderful post on 10,000 Birds detailing the various birds featured in that wonderful Christmas favorite, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
Everybody knows the Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Easily the most endless song this side of "99 Bottles of Beer," this old chestnut has simultaneously delighted and horrified holiday celebrants for centuries. Of particular note is the song's emphasis on avifauna. No Christmas carol features birds as prominently as this one. To the birder, this begs the question: what species of birds appear in the Twelve Days of Christmas?
A great read with lots of information I'd never thought to research. Read the whole post at Birds of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

1 comment:

Kathiesbirds said...

Thanks for pointing me in that direction. I read it and it was fun.