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Friday, July 5, 2013

Miss Dimple Dumpling Jamieson Takes Part in the Annual Bird Survey

Now where do we begin? Oh thats right, read the instructions....

Setting off at precisely 8.20 am she made her way around the garden path, there were strict guidelines to adhere to, therefore she was very particular.

8.25 am "Oh look! There are 2 Indian Myna on the roof."

8.35 am "Wow! there is a Eastern Rossella on that tree with a Tui, where's my Mum with her camera?"

8.42 am "Oh, oh, there's a Blackbird!"

8.45 am "Swishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....what were those? Gosh those birds fly so fast and they are so small, how are you supposed to identify them?"

8.48 am"Whoa! Look up there! A Red Billed Gull is flying overhead".

8.55 am "Whisssssssssssh......another flockasomething or other......."

9.02 am "Oh, now there are 2 Tui in the tree ( how many does that make 3? Oh no, that's right, you can't add them together in case you are seeing the same bird again, Dam and Blast!!
9.10 am "Round and around I go where are those pesky birds?"

9.12 am"Oh, there is another Black Bird, can't count that again though."

9.15 am "Woopee! 2 Silvereye. "

9.18 am 'Hey there's a Song Thrush!"

9.20 am "Well that's it, times up!

What is the final tally?
2 x Indian Mynas, 1 x Blackbird, 1 x Red Billed Gull, 2 x Tui,
1 x Song Thrush, 1 x Eastern Rosella and 2 Silvereye, and the remains of a little Field Mouse....
That will be why Miss Lucy Gumdrops Jamieson has not got around to doing her survey this year!"

"Do you know, I am so exhausted I think it is time for my nap, so I will say bye for now....been nice talking to you."
"Oh, by the way, you can look up the birds I saw by visiting this fabulous site.