Common names are such a tangle, eh! Latin binomials are more reliable, although occasionally subject to change....
I'm pretty sure I've seen video of spurwings fighting with their spurs. Very strange!
the Transit of Venus
Ian, you're stellar. :-D
I'm looking up the Sumner valley and it's like being inside a snow globe, the snow's falling so thickly. The hills are sugared and the pine trees fit for any cliched Christmas card.
If they're anything like our spurwing plovers, they're shy, so you did well to snap them!
I used to often hear them fly over at night, making that distinctive cry, when I lived in Opawa. But I almost never saw them.
They're great at spotting new habitat if it opens up. When the land on the corner of Brougham and Colombo was cleared for a building project which fell through, there were depressions in the ground which filled with rainwater, and lots of sticky mud. A pair of spurwing plovers immediately moved in and acted like it was custom built. :-)
That’s how we used to do it in the proofreaders’ room at The Press –
One of my sisters did that job for a while. There was one chap who used to often fall asleep, as it was his third job of the day.
You say that like it’s a bad thing.
I thought somebody might say that. ;-)
what sort of take-up would one expect if poly-relationships became legally sanctioned?
Everybody would be taking up with everybody! Nobody would get anything else done. ;-)
"Piffle", Jackson? Willing to bet nobody’s used that word since Bertie’s cruel Aunt Agatha. ;-)
In the meantime I content myself with my pro bono work.
Stop, stop, you people make me laugh so much it hurts.
I know many of you will have already seen this, but if anyone else needs a LOL, this just in from Shelley Bridgeman:
Sex has become so respectable and acceptable that it’s a ubiquitous backdrop to our lives….When exactly did this shift occur -and can we attribute it to the internet which seems to wear the blame for most contemporary societal ills?
Ian, you said it. :-)
complex roots of unity
And here's to the polymorphous universality of the internet with all its Virtual Love Relationships. PAS is a many-to-many connection that's as meaningful to me as most in my life. Love y'all. Sayin.