Birds’ wedding planner

In Slovenia it’s St. Gregory’s today, the day when birds get married.

More on this pagan holiday which we call “Gregorjevo” here. It’s St. Valentine’s Day, Slovenian-style.

I had planned to post other bird photos, but today as I went to buy groceries by the lagoon, as one does, certain aviators demanded attention. They can be found in the second half of the photos below, mostly married off yet, but first some doves from around here still looking for company.

Only now that I’m ready to post this I realise that here, in the south of Tuscany, the climate is completely different from that in Slovenia, which means that while over there birds are getting married today, here they must already be thinking of divorce.

Click on the first photo and follow the story in the captions.

Photo: © signature mmm

And here is another bird-filled post from this day on my first blog.

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I love watching birds, married or not 🙂

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    1. Oh, of course, no discrimination there, Dan. 😀 Thanks!

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  2. I love the whole idea of this holiday. And I think those birds in the last picture will resolve their difference, whatever they are, and fly away together for a happy life. I love a romance!

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    1. Thank you, Claudia. I’m quite sure it was just a matter of not enough space for these two.


      1. Yes, that does happen, doesn’t it? I also love how you mention your supermarket next to a lagoon. My goodness, that sounds so lovely and so exotic.

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      2. Here are some more images from my first blog of how it will be in a month around the supermarket. 🙂


  3. awtytravels says:

    Why do they get married? Interesting story to read 🙂

    (those Tuscan birds are a bit self conscious, aren’t they? I suppose it’s the downside of living in a very sought-after region, you become a bit of a snob!)

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    1. Well, I think it’s more that they mate, not actually get married. You know, like humans. 😀 How come the birds seem self-conscious to you? Lack of eye contact? hihi

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      1. awtytravels says:

        Yeah, look at them sitting on the cables, “Oh I’m too important to make eye contact with that peasant there!”

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  4. What a great collection! You have birds I’ve never seen! That gull like bird I’d love to see and a Flamingo in the wild would be awesome.

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    1. Oh, thanks, Deborah! You’re an expert and you’d love it here. This lagoon attracts many aviators. You mean the white and grey couple with black heads?

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      1. Those two plotting to break down current legislation. I think we have gull very similar in the Winter, but I’ve never seen it.

        Those two in the last image that may need a lawyer…are they a crow? Magpie? Those I’d love to see too.

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      2. Hahha, the last ones are just ordinary magpies. Don’t tell me you don’t get these over there! 😮 They are loud, like to be close to people and they steal, or so everybody claims. 😀


      3. We have a black billed and a yellow billed. I don’t see the black-billed as often as the yellow-billed. They gross me out. They hang out with the cows, and horses and peck at their poop. Nasty birds! 🙂

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      4. 😀 Quite likely they are at it around here too. We’ve got pigeons and doves near our homes, and many small birds, but magpies keep their distance.

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  5. BeckyB says:

    Great birding post, and wow aren’t they in deep water your flamingos.

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    1. Thank you, Becky! Indeed they are. I have a plan to search around the lagoon and find a good spot, since I need to be juuust a bit closer.

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      1. BeckyB says:

        Good luck!

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