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!
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.