Editor Des the photographer


Introducing myself…Editor Des.  After a bit of training I’m  now a master bird watcher in the beautiful Blue Mountains.  I was originally banned  from this pursuit by my guardian Pauline Conolly, because I kept chattering and scaring  Mr  Satin Bowerbird.  For heaven’s sake, they can’t even hear. Have you ever seen a bird with ears? It would just look ridiculous.

The big-eared bird

Hahahaha… a rabbit bird.








My girlfriend Milly was given permission  to watch, which upset me even more.


Milly watching the satin bowerbird's ower.

Lucky old Milly but no Mr Bowerbird! Oh, wot a shame.

I had to attend classes on how to behave appropriately. For heavens sake!


Editor Des

A bit humiliating.

Anyway, I finally passed the exams. So *!#*#! #*!  hard.  I had to sit for an hour without uttering a word.  Never mind, here I am in position at the bower. Finally! I thought I would give Mr Bowerbird a  spring flower to present to his next lady visitor.

Satin bowerbird's bower

What a treasure.

Look, he’s spotted it. I bet he’s delighted. Go me! I’ll be Mr Bowerbird’s best friend.


Satin bowerbrd rejects a daff!

Excuse me, I don’t like yellow!

Hang on! the silly fellow threw it away.


Oh my goodness. look where it ended up. Honestly, that bird could be a discus thrower in the Olympic Games.


Satin bowerbird rejects a dffodil

Hurled right out!

Hmmm. It appears bowerbirds only like blue.  I’ll have to study more bird books I think. There’s such a lot to learn.

Editor Des studying birds of the Blue Mountains.

Wow, very interesting.

Ah, here we are on Page 54…… The Satin Bowerbird.

See that? YELLOW! I feel vindicated.  You know what? I think our satin bowerbird needs some re-education. I picked a  daffodil for Milly. Bet she loves it, and me. Haha.

Editor Des and daffodils.








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