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Augury

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In ancient times, Augury was a major thing.  This refers to divination by reading the behaviour of birds (and other animals).  We find birds as messengers in a number of ancient texts - the Illiad and the Bible being two prominent examples.

To be an augur was a profession amongst the priestly caste, this structure being prominent in Etruria and Ancient Rome.

See more here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augur

Now this wasn't as daft as it may sound.  Birds and other animals can often sense coming natural disasters, or feel the effects of harmful change before humans perceive it.  This link was probably noticed by the ancients and thus developed the practice of augury.

Now, in the space age, this is being recognized by astronauts installing tracking devices for bird migration on the International Space Station.  How cool is that?

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…

Ah, our little feathered friends. 

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Thanks Doug :heart:
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your nice work is featured here fav.me/dcs1shj :)
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Great assembly Jo
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Thanks hon :D
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Most welcome Jo (I'm miles behind with replies etc. we were at a wedding on the weekend and I've still not fully caught up since)
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Another wedding eh?  You'll be tuckered out by all that drinking and dining. 
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Penniless from all the hotel bookings, new outfits, presents and coiffuring more like! Hopefully thats it now for the forseeable future.
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Well, spring is the most popular time for weddings.  You might get off lightly. 
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