Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fan-tailed Widowbird

...and explaining the word: servitude (in this instance)

Stewart Monkton who hosts this meme, asked what "a servitude" was. I've been using the word since arriving her because I heard my son using it! 
The Definition of a Servitude
A servitude is a registered right that a person has over the immovable property of another. It allows the holder of the servitude to do something with the other person’s property, which may infringe upon the rights of the owner of that property. An example is the right of way to travel over a section of the other person’s property in order to reach your own property. (Google)
The land from the fence towards the right of the photo, belongs to another famer. My son leases it for his horses to graze and uses the road to reach his home at the end of this road (top of photo!)

In this case it means he has use (service) of the road going through another man's land. 

While walking along here every morning, I see many grass birds. Recently the Fan-tailed Widowbird has been present in its breeding plumage.

Fan-tailed Widowbird

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday here



  1. I had wondered but never asked. thanks for the definition. I knew you were walking on what I call a lane, like in this photo. here we call them access roads. same thing...

  2. Hello, Jo! The fan tailed Widowbird is a beauty. Great shots. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  3. What a gorgeous bird! It's funny how words are such interesting things and how language is a strange thing that doesn't translate as well as you'd think.

  4. That is a beautiful bird you have photographed

  5. Nice neighbor, and beautiful bird.


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