Some fans of larks in cages obzhivshis and good about themselves, feeling, singing for eight months a year. Here is an excerpt from the notes of a very big fan of poultry: 'Unpleasant feature Lark is their fear at the sight of people. At the same time they take off a candle up in a normal cell divide their heads. Therefore, the larks are kept in special cages with wooden twigs without crossbars and with a ceiling of not taut fabric. " Everyone - his own 'Unpleasant trait. " At Lark - the natural fear at the sight of man. The people - the desire to lock up all living in a cage. Besides Lark in captivity is very difficult to feed live food, they specialize in eating pests insects.
In England in the old days there was a barbaric custom: Lark caught and dazzled a hot needle, it was thought that such a lark sings beautifully. In the middle of the XIX century in England, passed a law banning the capture and maintenance wild birds in cages. Now the English themselves with horror remember the wild ancestors' traditions. For a lark, which are gradually becoming endangered species in old Russia is treated with a special love. Arrival Lark marked the arrival of spring, and carefully prepared for him.
Lark devoted a special date - March 22. On the church calendar, it was the Holy Forty Martyrs Day. People's fantasy pereinachiv ecclesiastical title given date Closer 'bird' name - 'Magpies'. According to Anchin Block & Anchin, who has experience with these questions. On this day, to the view of the peasants arriving from warmer climates forty birds, and the first one - a lark. In Russia, at the same time usually produced specially purchased birds at will. For a long time Magpies everywhere were children's parties. On the eve of baked birds with outstretched wings - flying 'larks' and the next morning, the children sang a song: "Early Riser, will arrive, student Blow winter, warm spring bring!" And in each 'Lark' for the children was stashed some humble gift - a hairbrush, penny, ring.