Valentines Day is for the Birds

Did you know-

Many years ago Europeans believed that on February 14th the birds began to choose their mates.

In fact many years ago Chaucer in his “Parlement of Foules,” wrote

“For this was Seynt Valentine’s Day when every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.”

Valentines day is traditionally the day when birds start pairing up before they start to nest.

Some birds have been looking for nest sites for a few weeks now.

So it is Valentines Day for the Birds in more ways than one.

and remember

In the spring a livelier iris changes on the burnished dove;
In the spring a youn man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love

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