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Posts posted by lonesome55dove

  1. A group of animals are referred to by a ''collective noun''. Such as a herd of cows, a pride of lions, a school of fish, same goes for each species of our feathered friends.

    Here's a few examples...
    Crows - a murder, a horde, a mob, a muster, a hover, a parcel, a parliament, a storytelling

    Starlings - a congregation, a murmuration, an affliction, a chattering, a constellation, a scourge, a cloud, a clutter

    Ducks, depending on what they are doing...
    On water - a paddling, a raft, a team

    Diving - a dopping

    On land - a waddling, a safe, a badling

    In flight - a plump, a flock, a skein

    And more general names - a bed, a coil, a company, a fleet, a gang, a gathering, a knob, a party, a string, a twack, a wedge...

    A group is usually thought of as many individuals but some species are not very social so photos with as few as three birds will be acceptable but the more the merrier.

    The object of this photo share is to post a photo of a group of a species and use the ''collective noun'' associated with them. I would suggest that you do a little homework and  Google ''collective nouns of/for birds" and save it in a word document or print it out to keep handy as a reference. 

    Some species have multiple names so you may post more than one photo per species providing you use a different photo for each noun. 

    I'm looking forward to seeing your group photos. Any questions don't hesitate to ask. 

    Have fun!
    lonesome55dove ~ aka/Darci


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