Spotted Nutcracker*
Nucifraga caryocatactes
(L 12.6-15.9" WS 19.3-20.9")
in the Corvidae family...from Scan-
dinavia across north Europe, Sibe-
ria and to east Asia, including Japan.
Vitosha Mountain
nuci - nut
fraga - to break
As winter season presses past,
Chestnuts roasted are consumed fast-
As are almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts.
All with a shell and edible guts.
Without him cracking nuts would be a chore,
And your jaws, I think, would get pretty sore.
(M. Anne)