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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

25 Days of Christmas (Day 14)

For the last 12 days of Christmas, I will be posts to "break down" the Christmas Carol, "Twelve Days Of Christmas" by focusing on what each line is speaking of (Partridge, Turtle Doves, etc.) and their meanings and/or what they truly are. Just little facts and trivia things.

*HINT* ... Each day, the verse of choice will be BOLDED and highlighted.

Today, we are doing "second day of Christmas".

 On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

The Turtle Dove is also known as European  Turtle Dove. It is in the bird family Columbidae. They are of a smaller build.

Unlike the Partridge Bird, the Turtle Dove IS a migratory bird. They have been known to fly to Turkey and even North Africa!

The Turtle Dove rarely appears in Northern Europe before the end of April, returning south again in September.

It lives in the dense wooded areas and eats from the ground.


Donna said...

Apparently birds were the gifts of choice back in the day! :)

Missy said...

You may be right there. Then again, day three has something different.

Missy said...

Crap!! Take that back. I get to do French Hens tomorrow. But it will have to wait until evening time for me to write it.

Diana said...

Very interesting! But I sure hope that I don't get a bird for Christmas, I have enough to take care of around here! Love Di ♥

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