A Murder, a Party, a Stare, or a Siege


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Collective nouns are a mixture of poetry, alliteration, and description. Victorians often made up creative names for groups of birds, as a parlor game. Many names bring a vision of the birds instantly to mind. How about this spring of teal? These are Green-winged Teal.

So what would a bunch of BirdNote listeners be called? A gaggle? A flock? A watch? Learn more at BirdNote.org.

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