Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Special Delivery

It’s got rather lost amid more pressing concerns, but Mindy’s bookswap has bourne fruit here at the Curate’s House. Spooky Rach sent me a wonderful parcel containing not only a book that I’ll clearly love (indeed, am enjoying dipping into in guilty fashion as a change from reading about death or planning funeral sermons!) but also a couple of maps of her area. I specially like the one devoted to wildlife…there are some stunning names about the place.
Plains spadefoot?
Common Grackle?
Cream faced loon??

I feel a round of Call My Bluff coming on. Does anyone else want to play?


SpookyRach said...

We have that game over here too! We call it Balderdash.

I don't know why grackels aren't crows, but for some reason they are considered different birds. All I know is they have a very Alfred Hitchcock sort of presence around here!

SpookyRach said...

I have to admit - cream faced loon is pretty much of a laugh, isn't it! ha ha!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Call my bluf?? Tell me more!