Recently, as I walked on the Tasman Bridge looking down onto the sports oval of the Montagu Bay Primary School, I was stunned to see the black and white shapes of dozens of Pacific Gulls standing around with a few pecking for worms or other insects.
You can read about this native bird here. Thanks to the internet you can see one here.
Not only was I surprised by the number of such birds together but also by the distances each stood from the next. It was a wonderful natural model for our ‘should be’ behaviour during this virus pandemic.
Perhaps the birds are smarter than us! I do wish they would open up the mountaon
Ops, Wellington Park again, all it’s done is force those of us to enjoy nature into fewer areas.
Maybe. But I do know that once people were told not to congregate, there were still groups of 16 or more clustering on the mountain. That’s what wrecked it for people who were sensible and understood.
Well we are headed towards a relaxation in the next month or so. If everyone took their cues from the birds it would have been sooner.
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