Syrinx And Syringe

Not a very good image but I particularly wanted to photograph a wren today as there is a connection between this little bird and the fact that MrQ has had his second Covid vaccination. 

I have written in the past about the special organ wrens have which enables them to sing so loudly. It is called the syrinx. It was named after Syrinx, the water nymph of Greek mythology who was chased by the god Pan. When Pan caught up with her she was transformed into hollow water reeds that made a haunting sound when Pan's frustrated breath blew across them. Pan cut the reeds and made the first set of Pan pipes known from then on as syrinx. The word syringe is derived from this.

I've included a muntjac buck which we spotted from the bank of the lake and a crow flying with nesting material through a cloud of non-biting midges.

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