1.   An OSTENTATION of Peacocks

2.   A DROVE of Cattle 

3.   A TRIP of Goats

4.   A GAGGLE of Geese

5.   A CHARM of Finches

6.   A PEEP of Chickens

7.   A PADDLING of Ducks

8.   A HOVER of Trout

9.   A BOUQUET of Pheasants

10. A PARLIAMENT of Owls


Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ BRIAN XOX


I have always enjoyed the enigma of COLLECTIVE NOUNS

a knowledge of which is useful if like me ~ you are a QUIZZER

I love Nos. 1 & 10 which is what made me pen this ODD ODE !

Some are related to SOUND (4 & 6) and some related to GAIT

(2 3 7 & 8) and some to APPEARANCE (1 5 9 & 10) ~ BRIAN XOX 



  • Author: BRIANSODES (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 18th, 2017 05:27
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 25


  • Fay Slimm.

    Ah yes - that first and last description is perfect for the said creatures dear Brian - - - have posted today on a collection of swifts but never thought of a name for these magical myriads of migratory birds yet I believe it is called a "murmur" - - lovely to read your thoughts again and thank you for posting on such interesting subjects dear friend.


      Thanks FAY ~ Your Poems 'n Pics are always interesting & stimulating ~ which are two of the criteria for "good poetry" I have always enjoyed the puns in Collective Nouns ~ such as NOT a GAGGLE BUT "A GIGGLE of School Girls !" Will check you SWIFTS ! Yours as ever BRIAN.

    • Christina8

      Like you I love words and love to learn new facts--a brilliant new posting you have here! Interesting as well! Thanks for sharing this educating and entertaining write! Thanks for adding on to my fusion! Christmas hugs-Christina

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks |CHRIS ~ Pleased it ticked your BOX ! Poetry should always Entertain and Educate and also (occasionally) EXCITE ! Thanks for posting FUSION ! Hugs of the Season ~ BRIAN @@@@@@@

      • Michael Edwards

        I'm sure this will be enjoyed by a porridge of poets - great stuff Brian.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks MICHAEL ~ MPS is indeed a PORRIGE of POETS ~ most are sweet and creamy some are burned and salty ! The actual word is AN IAMB of POETS ~ like a SHUSH of LIBRARIANS ~ Yours BRIAN

        • orchidee

          Some may say - dunno why No.10 - any wise owls in Parliament? Any in "Number 10" in fact?!

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            WELL STEVE ~ Theresa May has always struck me as a bit AVIAN ~ An Owl perhaps and in my opinion ~ she is the best Leader the "CONS" have got ! Owls have a reputation for WISDOM ~ They always Think before they TWEET (unlike DT !). I agree some of the Clowns like BORIS should be replaced by OWLS ! Please add a Poem to the FUSION "Love is" posted by the Lovely CHRISTINA S ~ Thanks BRIAN.

          • Louis Gibbs

            And then there is the oft-heard these days ... A MOB of Humans. Thanks for the informative write, Brian.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              THANKS LOUIS ~ Hence the rhyming phrase YOBS collect in MOBS ! MOBS is also a euphemism for another scourge of the 21st C Mobile Phones ! And in my experience MOBS of YOBS congregate using MOBS ~ C'est la Vie ~ BRIAN

            • Shadowbox15

              You forgot a Murder of crows. Always a delight to read, Brian.

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Thanks SHADOW ~ Pleased you liked it ! A MURDER OF CROWS is an interesting one. Because of their Black Plumage they are considered omens of Death and also they are scavengers on dead animals. Thanks for your Comments ~ Yours BRIAN

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