It does sound like an Agatha Christie title, doesn't it. But we were in the kitchen last night when we heard a raucous sound coming from outside (thankfully). Mr. C. went to the patio doors and then called me over to see the Hitchcock-reminiscent sight in the box elder tree south of the house. Birds - crows - yes, a murder, in fact, - accumulating from the southeast to rest for a bit in our tree.
I wonder if we would think they deserve the term, 'murder' if we hadn't seen the Hitchcock movie, The Birds. Flock sounds so much nicer, doesn't it.
So, it's a 'murder of crows,'
a 'gaggle of geese,
a 'clowder of cats,'
an 'army of ants,'
and so forth.
There are some pretty odd group names out there for our beloved animals. Can you think of any?
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