Tuesday, February 26, 2008


  1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the next three sentences.
  5. Tag five people
"Moult. Adults have two moults each year, the 'spring' moult (mainly Jan-Apr) which produces summer plumage, and the 'autumn' moult (mainly Aug-Nov) which produces winter plumage. The spring moult is partial (head, body and variable amount of inner wing-coverts), and the autumn moult is complete (including wings and tail). Waders thus change their body plumage twice each year, but the wing- and tail-feathers only once."

I was tagged by Pluvialis. Rather predictably, it's the Collins Bird Guide which is sitting closest to my computer. I suppose I could have cheated and chosen something more intellectual, like Svensson, or er, the 2008 AA Pub Guide, but it's the truth.

In turn, I'm going to tag: Weedon of Weedon's World, Old Scrote, Malc on the Edge of Nowhere, Tom McKinney and Charlie Moores.

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