Saturday, December 29, 2018

The Fifth Day of Christmas 2018


It's The Fifth Day of Christmas, the day (according to a song) when someones's true love gave to them five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. In honor of Christmas's Fifth Day, I've posted my photo of an ornament based on today's occasion.

On The Fifth Day of Christmas in 2016, here on Blogger, I included a copy of this same picture along with an interesting backstory today's celebration. If you'd like to read that blog entry, please click here. As you will see that post discussed the relationship of pheasants to today's holiday.

Today I find myself associating five golden rings with a bird type.

The bird I'm thinking of is Ring-billed Gull, a shorebird variety who is featured in the following pictures that were taken at Long Beach during bygone years.









As you may know, some interesting fact re the Ring-billed gull are included in a few of my posts here on Blogger, including one that can be referenced by clicking here.

For today, on this Fifth Day of Christmas, I'm imaging how it would sound to replace the lyrics "five golden rings" with five Ring-billed gulls. I know of one bird who seems happy re this proposed change in the song and he can be seen in the pic directly below.

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