Bird Talk


Ms Quickly has us thinking about the language of birds:

Avian Dialogue

Fledgling Ospreys, as father arrives with a trout:

About time too.
We’re jolly hungry –
your fishing is getting slack.
How d’you think we’re going to
reach Africa on these short rations?

Put-upon father:

If that’s all the thanks I get, I’m off.
Time you did your own fishing.


You can find the dramatic pictures from the Forestry Commission nestcam in Kielder Forest here.  I didn’t like to use them without permission, and in any case the Osprey blog is a fabulous record of three nests this year, worth more than a mere click to find it.


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7 Responses to Bird Talk

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    As a parent, I get this. In spades. 🙂


  2. All that has been said is echoed here. I’m sure if birds could converse, you could have captured the sound. Thank you Viv.


  3. julespaige says:

    Love the photo you shared too. Good for Father! Nestlings gotta learn 🙂


  4. I LOVE the tone, Viv!! I can see them sounding just like that!! Thank you for the link, too…off to go explore those nests! 🙂


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