The Thursday Thesis - 20/04/2017
“Birds of a Feather, and all That Jazz...”
It’s often said that “birds of a feather flock together” and it’s true.
But there are some birds which fly alone. These soloists are the hunters of the avian world, the eagles, falcons and hawks who rule the skies.
The proverb says that “the purpose of the hunter is to hunt”, to be committed to the pursuit of the prey – or the goal.
I think that these solitary hunting birds are beautiful, elegantly savage and rare.
And they are terrifying – if you’re a duck.
Ducks are the slow-moving types of birds that cluster together, each watching the other for clues about how they should behave.
Imagine a falcon on the wing, it’s hunt directed by a committee...
Ducks cluster, falcons swoop.
Eagles soar alone.
© Neil Cowmeadow 2017
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