Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Fine Place for Birds

Papyrus Swamp - A Fine Place for Birds

Papyrus and Birds - They love it!
The ancient Egyptians hunted birds in the early papyrus swamps along the Nile, a favorite place for Pharaoh to get away from it all. They found that birds like papyrus flowering heads, or umbels, which are up to three feet wide, provide fine nesting material and are full of tiny seeds -- while fish and aquatic invertebrates abound in the swamp water.