Thursday, December 13, 2007

Did You Know?

Recently I received a flyer soliticiting my purchase of the National Geographic's Birds of North America.

Amongst the nuggets of information imparted

Kettles, Murders, and More!
You've heard of a gaggle of geese and a covey of quail, but did you know these other collective nouns?

A kettle of vultures
A murder of crows
A parliament of owls
A charm of finches
A congregation of plovers
An exaltation of larks

I knew, or had heard of, most of them, but there's a couple of them that were new to me.


Larry said...

We can make up our own terms like-a Vatican OF Cardinals!

kayleen said...

Your comment evoked a hearty belly laugh! And I needed a good laugh!