BLUE MOUNTAINS TWITCHER
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.
My girlfriend Milly was given permission to watch, which upset me even more.
I had to attend classes on how to behave appropriately. For heavens sake!
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.
Look, he’s spotted it. I bet he’s delighted. Go me! I’ll be Mr Bowerbird’s best friend.
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.
Hmmm. It appears bowerbirds only like blue. I’ll have to study more bird books I think. There’s such a lot to learn.
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.