• The Feast of Stephen

    3 years ago - By 10,000 Birds

    It's Christmas Bird Count season, and if you know Christmas Bird Counts you have probably heard the tale of how Frank Chapman invented this winter tradition to replace the older and considerably less optimal for birds tradition of the Christmas side hunt.
    Of course, that's not the only Yuletide ritual with uncomfortable implications for the Class Aves. Or specific members thereof. And I'm not even talking about dinner.
    December 26, the day after Christmas, is the Feast of St. Stephen according to the Catholic calendar (you may recognize this from the carol Good King Wenceslas or from the...
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