A BIRD IN THE HAND

ABOUT an hour into a three-hour bush walk I was starting to feel some sense of the past three weeks being left behind. It’s been busy. Not ...


ABOUT an hour into a three-hour bush walk I was starting to feel some sense of the past three weeks being left behind. It’s been busy. Not super awful busy just a bit of a juggle. On Sunday morning I dropped the teen I was “teen-sitting” to the bus that was to whisk her away to camp and met my partner and eldest stepdaughter for a National Parks and Wildlife Service bushwalk. My partner is working toward becoming a NPWS Discovery ranger and on Sunday we did a bird watchers’ walk. As it turned out it was windy and we saw very few birds. We did see a peregrine falcon and its mate – apparently a big thing – a golden whistler, yellow robin and a wonga pigeon. Yawn, eyes roll. I’m not much into bird watching. Bushwalking. Yes. Birdwatching. No.

You Might Also Like

5 comments

  1. Im with you - bushwalking thumbs up; birdwatching - no way? I dont know my chaffinches from my lesser spotted cornwarblers - am I bothered? Nope.

    ReplyDelete
  2. birdwalking sounds a little geeky but also refreshing - can think of many worse hobbies mostly in the megga blokey department... btw teenage stepdaughters that sounds like a big challenge - i'm facinated!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Discovery Ranger sounds so macho man. You should embroider him a badge with his name on it - you know Discovery Ranger Harry. Oh wait, that probably would bring the macho down a bit wouldn't it? I'm rollin' my eyes with you on the birds. Yawn!

    ReplyDelete
  4. i'm too lazy for a 3 hour bushwalk. so i choose to be your opposite! birdwatching yes, bushwalking no ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Still sounds like a good time - sometimes we all need times like that!

    ReplyDelete