Friday, July 11, 2008

Italian Alarm Clock

In Italy we have a natural alarm clock and every morning here is mine:

The Collard Dove or Tortora dal Collare. Here is how it sounds:

It's loud and proud outside of my window first thing at 7am. It's not a bad way of waking up. At first I thought it was an owl but after some internet research, I discovered that not only is it a dove but it's also under threat of getting on the endangered list in Northern Italy. Luckily I've got mine here in Pecetto.

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