Wetland Word of the Week 15

For our 15th installment of wetland word of the week, we have chosen...

...flocht, a Scots word meaning 'bird on the wing'. It is related to another word, flochter, which means to allow yourself to feel joy freely, perhaps as a bird does while flying.

This lovely, little word evokes the floating that a bird's flight may appear as. Not like a swan coming into land then!

Swan Take-off.jpg

Mute swans coming in to land by Peter Jordan

Words by Marianne Nicholson

Feature image of kestrel flying by Alex Hillier

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