Fools Holy Day! - Happy April Fools Day -Silverye - NZ by AndreaEL

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This young fellow seems to have misplaced his sense of humour, he may have been part of an April Fools day trick.
Happy April Fools Day…..
These little birds have so much character, their expressions are priceless, each photograph reveals a new expression and they would have to be one of my most favorite of all the little birds…

April Fools’ Day is celebrated in different countries around the world on the April 1 of every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day where many people play all kinds of jokes and foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good humoured or funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc.
The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1392). Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 as New Year’s Day in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, but this theory does not explain earlier references.
In 1509, a French poet referred to a poisson d’avril (April fool, literally “April fish”), a possible reference to the holiday. In 1539, Flemish poet Eduard de Dene wrote of a nobleman who sent his servants on foolish errands on the 1st of April. In 1686, John Aubrey referred to the holiday as “Fooles holy day”, the first British reference. On 1st April, 1698, several people were tricked into going to the Tower of London to “see the Lions washed”. The name “April Fools” echoes that of the Feast of Fools, a Medieval holiday held on the 28th December.’...

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Fools Holy Day! – Happy April Fools Day

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What Now! Silvereye

Hi My name is Ted, whats your’s?

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 4 years ago

    Such a cute bird Andrea, a very nice shot and beautiful DOF.

  • Thank you John for your kind words, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 4 years ago

    A gorgeous shot of this little character and great info as usual my friend :)) I always enjoy your postings !

  • Thank you for your lovely kind words Renee, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 4 years ago

    I Love your little Silvereye Andrea, beautiful work my friend!

  • Thank you for your lovely kind words, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 4 years ago

    Ahh here,s my favourite, gorgeous

  • Thank you for your lovely kind words Lynn, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 4 years ago

    These birds are so pretty and at the same time funny! Great shots!

  • Thank you for your lovely kind words Cindy, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • GregTS
    GregTSalmost 4 years ago

    Andrea, Precious! Appreciate the info! Magnificent photo!!

  • Thank you for your lovely kind words Greg, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Andrea, these guys are gorgeous!

  • Thank you for your lovely kind words, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot Andrea! I love these little birds. You have a real talent for capturing them!

  • Thank you for your lovely kind words & compliment Joyce, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you for your lovely comment Deborah, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 4 years ago

    That’s an amazing capture, just look at those eyes. Well done Andrea

  • Thank you for your lovely kind words Robert, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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