This morning I heard tweet of the day.
Radio 4 at 6.00am plays a recording of a different type of bird introduced by different broadcasters. This morning I awoke to the sound of a Little Egret.
The tweet was introduced by Clare Jones who explained she was in her early 20s and had fallen into a job at the RSPB (Royal Society Protection Birds). She was looking out of the window and saw a little white bird. When she asked what the bird was a colleague informed her it was a Little Egret.
When she got home she looked up the bird to understand more. The Little Egret was nearly extinct 100 years ago, if it were not for four Victorian women who took on the plumage trade. The Victorian fashion was getting out of control with more elaborate and exotic feathers being used and the Little Egret’s white feathers proved particularly popular.
These four women went on to establish RSPB.
Clare Jones finished her tweet of the day with
“Something so small can change your whole outlook on life”
I drove to a coaching session today with the story still in my mind. I was not going to take on the plumage trade (now a thing of the past), however what can I do today, tomorrow and the next day which will make a difference…
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