Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Bird-watching With Bronte

So what was that? I'm pretty sure it wasn't any kind of sparrow. Too slim,  bill the wrong shape.  I flick through the pages of my bird book and find the closest match. Speckledy, pale brown with an even paler stripe across the eye. If I'm right that was a twite. Wow! But there are so many species of approximately the same size and approximately the same colouring. Charlotte Bronte was talking the other day about a hedge full of "small brown birds". That sort of amused me.  So, you weren't sure either, were you, Charlotte?

Call yourself a countrywoman!
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