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Too lazy to crow today...

Nocturnal Activities

Filed under: Words to the wise — bob at 9:38 am on Friday, August 11, 2006

moreporkimage2.jpgBecause of Jo’s pregnancy I get to learn more about what goes on in the wee , and I do mean wee hours when I’m normally (happily) asleep. Just last night I was woken to learn that a Morepork (Ruru) was trilling out it’s mating call somewhere in the back yard.

Imagine my surprise to learn that I was now awake. But worse now my mind was thinking – ‘ a Morepork, surely not’ – but then Jo mimic’s it’s lowing cry ‘More-pork’ a few times. Now I am awake thinking about native birds, trying to remeber the Maori name for it, internally thanking Karori Wildlife Sanctuary for protecting such birds etc…

All of which was making me miss out on blissful sleep

Oh well I guess it is practice for when the nightly call will be more like ‘waa-waa’ though I would hope getting extra sleep now would help for the days of sleep drought. Maybe that was what I was doing during University days – storing up the snoring

Oh well too tired to type more …

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