Saturday Snippets…25th September 2021…Bird…

This weeks one-word prompt is “Bird“…

My first thoughts were Birds Custard,  Bird’s Eye Chillies, Nelly Furtado…I’m Like a Bird…The Byrds and not a feather insight…

Come with me and see what else I have found…as the saying goes ” A Bird in the Hand is worth two in the Bush…Its current form first appears in John Ray’s Hand-book of Proverbs (1670):

Guatemala…The countries National Flag, Coat of Arms and currency all feature the beautiful Quetzal Bird…

There are also a few very famous cartoon birds… Donald Duck, Daffy Duck, Woodstock, Road Runner and Tweetie Pie to name but a few…

A tune…

Some more tunes featuring Birds coming up later in the post…

Did you know?

Bombay Duck is really a fish? A species of the lizardfish…which is dried and has that love it or hate Mumbai smell. It got its name in the days of the Raj, from being transported on an iconic train, the Bombay Daak, daak being the Hindi word for mail. The term was then bastardised to duck, which stuck.

Hen of the woods is a type of mushroom…a mushroom which is safe to eat, delicious, and nutritious a wild variety prized by mushroom hunters…it grows at the base of trees particularly oak trees…it is also commonly called “Maitake”

Urban Dictionary…Cheese-Bird.

A term for a mousy-type woman, who might wear glasses and have a beak-like nose, and somewhat pretentious about films and stage performances, very dorky about such things and all, and has a preference for melted cheese on almost any other type of food other than unmelted cheese…There’s more…

Did you know?

Bird Ekachai Chiarakul…World Champion – Classical Guitar” won 1st place in America in the International Classical Guitar Competition 2014 at the GFA Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition stage…he is considered the first Asian person in history to win this prestigious accolade.

There are also some spectacular flowers like the “Bird of Paradise”

Swan Lake…the ballet is a tale of a timeless love story that mixes magic, tragedy, and romance into four acts. It features Prince Siegfried and a lovely swan princess named Odette. Under the spell of a sorcerer, Odette spends her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful human form.

Kiwi Fruit…thus named as its fuzzy outer is similar to the feathers of a Kiwi Bird…it was first known some 700 years ago in China as “Yang Tao” Then around1906 some seeds were shipped to New Zealand and it was re-named Chinese Gooseberry…

At the box office, the word bird features in the title of many films over the years…The Hitchcock thriller “The Birds“… one of my all-time favourites is” Bird on a Wire” is a 1990 action comedy film starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn, directed by John Badham, and shot mainly in British Columbia, Canada. The title refers to the Leonard Cohen song “Bird on the Wire”. The alley motorcycle chase scene was filmed in Victoria, BC’s Chinatown, in Fan Tan Alley…

It’s Tough to Be a Bird “is a 1969 educational animated short made by Walt Disney Productions. It won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoons in 1970 and was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for Best Animated Film in 1971. This was the last animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios to win an Academy Award, until Paperman in 2013.

The Blue Bird” is a 1976 American/Soviet fantasy film directed by George Cukor. The screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, and Aleksei Kapler is based on L’Oiseau bleu by Maurice Maeterlinck. It was the fifth screen adaptation of the play, following two silent films, the studio’s 1940 version starring Shirley Temple…

Not forgetting Sesame Street and…”Follow That Bird” a 1985 American musical comedy-adventure road movie, directed by Ken Kwapis, starring many Sesame Street characters.

I like a bit of Jazz at times…of course, I could have played Paul McCarty and Blackbird or Sia with Birds Set Free or even Bob Marley and Three Little Birds but thought let’s listen to this lady…Enjoy!

That’s enough music for today methinks …

Beauty Spots…around the world there are so many places too numerous to mention with a connection to birds….we have Turkey, the Canary Islands, Pigeon Island, The Isle of Mayon Scotland which is home to the beautiful Puffins…The Falklands where there are over 200 different species of birds, 5 different types of Penguins…

Around the world, there is Bird Creek, Alaska, Bird Key Island, Sacramento very swish and expensive, the White Bird Battlefield is the location of the first battle of the Nez Perce Flight of 1877. On June 17, 1877, Captain David Perry and his troops moved into the canyon to strike the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) who were sheltering in one of their winter villages, which they called Lahmotta…

That’s all for Saturday Snippets…I hope you have enjoyed the tour with the birds…I have a couple of one-word prompts now but would love some more.. it is fun researching a word and I learn something new all the time so please send me a word or two…

See you tomorrow with my weekly roundup...Have a brilliant weekend everyone…xx

 

 

 

53 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…25th September 2021…Bird…

  1. Jennie

    I love birds. The older I get, the more I enjoy watching them. But, you broke the mold with your fabulous snippets. Wow! The Birds movie terrified my husband. I loved listening to The Byrds. Super Saturday, Carol!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you so much, Jennie…The Birds scared me as well…Just at a really scary part my mother in laws cats tail brushed past my legs I nearly hit the roof…But I am loving these one word prompts such fun…xx

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      1. Jennie

        You are welcome, Carol. Gee, I can give you a one word prompt? I feel honored. As soon as I read this, the word that immediately popped up was ‘shoes’.

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Thank you, Jennie…Shoes it is…not one I would have thought of …I immediately thought of red shoes as my mother on getting fed up with my tantrums when buying school shoes took me home and told my father he could take me get my school shoes…My father was always very strict and she thought I would not dare to have a tantrum with him there…Wrong …I didn’t need to…Father just asked what shoes do you want then…I picked these beautiful red patent shoes…One happy child…One father who thought shopping for shoes was easy…The rest was history…lol x

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      3. Jennie

        Oh, I love this story! Do you know my go-to moment when greeting a new child is to remark about their shoes? I don’t know why the word ‘shoes’ appeared, but clearly when they read your invitation they arrived like an army. What can I say?

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  2. alexcraigie

    My father told me years ago that Bombay duck was fish but this is the first time I’ve heard an explanation for it. Many thanks – and for the wonderful music, too! x

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  4. Jim Borden

    great song to start with, and it was nice seeing Dick Clark in the second video, which is also a wonderful song. I think The Birds was the first movie that really scared me. I also loved Follow That Bird. I also liked one called Birdman of Alcatraz. nice jazz choice.

    and so many great bird cartoon characters…

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  5. petespringerauthor

    I always loved your Saturday-themed posts. My dad was an ornithologist, so I’ve been on many excursions chasing after some rare bird. He was involved in the recovery of an endangered species known as the Aleutian Canada Goose (subspecies of the Canada Goose). They migrate from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Central Valley of California and even down into Mexico. The recovery was successful, and they are no longer threatened.

    Great choice of music today. I loved them all, especially “I Only Have Eyes for You.”

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Pete…I’m surprised not to get a word from you? That’s a lovely memory of your fathers achievement..birds fascinate me although after watching Hitchcock’s film the birds they also scared me somewhat. Yes I liked my choices and happy that you did although it was hard to call as so much choice connected to birds…Have a great weekend, Pete 🙂 x

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        It did cross my radar I was spoilt for choice.. Turn, Turn, Turn and The Tamborine Man too many of theirs to pick a favourite one.. I’m sure I will get them in another post… 😀 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Haha…yes having had a grey parrot for a number of years I can relate to the insults but such lovely, lively birds…I have eaten Lions Mane ones not the Hen of the Woods but I am now looking out for them or I should say have Tik on the lookout…Have an enjoyable weekend, Sally 🙂 x

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        They are great fun,my friend has/had a green one our was the African grey…Our house was like a menagerie but as long as the kids looked after their pets we didn’t mind…xx

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Never a dull moment I will add…all the street came to see the snake fed but at least it showed them there is nothing to fear although Seans girlfriends didn’t see it that way when he introduced his snakes and water dragon….xx

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  7. Clive

    Thank you for your usual mix of fascinating information and good music. Much though I like Sheryl Crow I never felt she did this song justice – maybe I just miss that guitar intro! But my favourite has to be the Yardbirds – any band that had a run of lead guitarists of Eric Clapton, then Jeff Beck, then Jimmy Page really had something going for them! Have a great weekend, Carol 😊 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes I agree with you on that one, Clive but I do like her so she was forgiven it was a toss up between Sheryl and Bob Marley but like you, The Yards Birds topped the poll with a great lineup of talented musicians how could they not 🙂 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Robbie its amazing how much info you can find from just one word.. Feel free to send me one word.. I suppose you could eat the skin it is very soft and like many fruit skins is full of fibre, vit B and folate.. I hope Michael continues to improve Robbie x

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