Wednesday, 11 August 2010

LATHAM'S SNIPE : THE SNIPE WITH THE SNOZZ : THE GILLARD HONEYEATER


I was visiting Duncan's Ben Cruachan blog this morning and enjoying the wonders of his adventures and thoughts.  Duncan is waxing lyrical to-day about how Spring is on its way back and out pops this sentance:
We’ve had a little rain too, refreshing the swamp reserve and created ideal conditions for the Latham’s Snipe that are due to arrive towards the end of the month. 
I don't know.  Hasn't Duncan been following the news, the election?  Doesn't he realise that Latham's Snipe is busy showing off in Sydney? (For overseas readers I am making snide references to Mark Latham)


As well as the Latham's ability to snipe, could I draw your attention to the beak, particularly its length.  Undoubtedly designed by nature and many eons of evolutionary activity to enable it to poke its nose in anywhere at all it so desires.

However, there is another bird it should be on the alert for: the Gillard Honeyeater.  This bird has a striking beak as well - but it seeks after sweet and honeyed words.  My money is on the Honeyeater to waylay the Snipe with the snozz.


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