Once again old and youngish turned up to Rucola at little Chalfont. A new seating plan and plenty of cold beverages breathed life back into this yearly gathering. A big Thankyou to Nicola La Verghetta and the family at Rucola for making us feel welcome and feeding us your beautiful food. Also a big Thankyou to all the rental house bods who turned up. Outnumbered the junior ranks 3 to 1.
Alaska Sandhill Crane
Although Brolgas have occasionally been recorded in the Torres Strait, there is apparently no regular migration or interbreeding between New Guinea and Australian Brolgas. Genetic studies indicate it's more than 30, years since Australian Sarus Cranes interbred with Sarus from SE Asia, and there is no known migration of Australian Sarus outside northern Australia. Both are tall, elegant, slow-moving grey birds with long legs and bill and a broad wingspan. Their distinctive calls are known as trumpeting or bugling. Sarus Cranes are slightly larger though slightly lighter in weight , and appear greyer with extensive red on the head and neck.
A Crane Kick Of Nostalgia Right To The Throat: 'Cobra Kai'
A Wolf had been gorging on an animal he had killed, when suddenly a small bone in the meat stuck in his throat and he could not swallow it. He soon felt terrible pain in his throat, and ran up and down groaning and groaning and seeking for something to relieve the pain. He tried to induce every one he met to remove the bone. Then the Crane put its long neck down the Wolf's throat, and with its beak loosened the bone, till at last it got it out. The Wolf grinned and showed his teeth and said: "Be content.
Common Crane Grus grus. Some attach them to the hyperborean worship, stemming from Greek Mythology. These mythical inhabitants of Northern Europe lived in a country considered as Heaven on Earth. During the migrations, the bird showing the way at the head of the V-shaped flock has in front of him only the unlimited horizon. But the others, in shifted position, also have in front of them the empty space.