Sunday, 16 August 2009

Off The Menu


Off The Menu, originally uploaded by julian sawyer.

It is hard to think of these cute little Wheatear gracing the table of the high born, but there were considered quite a delicacy. Shepherds used to catch them alive sell them on, making more in a Wheatear season than they could hope to get looking after sheep.
Not a lot else going on today, maybe later this evening will be a bit better.

1 comment:

Lynmiranda said...

I find it hard to understand how people can eat small birds, unfortunately in some parts of Europe they still do, a bit backward I far as I am concerned. They are pretty birds the Wheatear. Good capture.

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