I am actually quite bad at it. I'd say about 80% of the time, I don't even find the bird hiding in the leaves. But I like my Salim Ali book and finding birds other people see in the book. Telling them: It's a Painted Stork! Look!
I want to get into birdcalls more. I think it was dad's friend's husband [at the time] who said he's part of a website that does that - audio recordings of birdcalls. Are birdcalls and songs the same? I'm guessing so.
Yesterday or was it today? What is time? There was a bird that sounded like a little bird alarm - a siren. A warning to the other birds. It's probably [almost certainly] how that bird always sounds though…
Complete change of subject…
Today on Instagram I saw a post about a small shrew/mouse type animal where the male impregnates many females [they're all fertile at the same time, seasonally] for several hours, possibly 2-3 days - then dies. And this post was all about how this species only reproduces once. Or goes on one big orgy. Sexism much. The women all take care of their young until they're independent [about 90 days] and reproduce about 2-3 times in their lifetime. So there! Women's labour undervalued again. Historical erasure - this is how that happens! Lol! It's nice having a rant over an internet meme for jollies rather than big political and life helplessness.
See OG insta post below:
Saw this very male-centric insta post and then found more info on wikipedia because hello the females don't just sex and perish! They mom!
Ha ha how did I let this side project become a big preplanned thing... where I never update. Hello interwebs! It is June! My birthday is coming soon! [that rhymed] Shall I keep rhyming like a loon? Is this a boon? Let me shoot for the moon... will I give up soon? Yeah, no. That had to be abandoned [before I look like a buffoon] :P
I am on a zoom call - a writing call - where the other two people are seriously working [i assume]. I am between writing projects [you could say] having just finished a ghost story, inspired by how woman-hating the movie - Mother! was. Got to get back to watching the good indie horrors [It Follows, The House of the Devil...] or the v. mainstream franchises [Scream, Annabelle Comes Home... how absolutely scary was that?!] ...are the Purge films horror? More political-slasher-dystopian something? I like a masala flick that makes a point.
Still haven't watched all of The Good Lord Bird [only episode 1]... I miss having company for this. Watching things companionably. I could watch and follow up each ep with the corresponding Hawkeguys podcast ep? That could work.
Content to consume [which I probably will take ages to get to]:
Euphoria [2 follow up movies], Master of None Season 3, Eighth Grade, Promising Young Woman... Ah, Carey Mulligan - I do like you. Sally Sparrow forever! Isn't there a Doctor Who episode I'm behind on? New Year's Special?
It is the end of the card.
I bid you goodnight bbs!
I used to send a lot of snail mail pre-pre-lockdown... now even sending out Christmas cards gives me feelings of vague unease. But what I do have is a bunch of collected postcards from when travel was a yearly affair filled with such ease. So I give you: Postcards to No One.