Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The Eleonora Falcon

The ‘News’ today is dominated by an idiotic American election which seeks to convince people by means of blandly populist slogans that they themselves rule their country, so let us turn to the more serious matter of limericks about animals.

Today’s animal is in fact a bird; I’m not much on taxonomy but I think a bird counts as an animal:

The Hawk swoops on things from the air,
and carries them back to his lair.
I suppose it’s not nice
for the little field-mice,
but the hawk doesn’t care — so there.

Here in this island we see various hawkish sort of birds, including buzzards and very rarely a Golden Eagle. A resident is the Eleonora Falcon; here’s a picture:

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