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Songbirds on the starboard bow

I saw a lot of larks on my morning walk today, and it struck me that normally you don't see larks much - you only hear them, singing high overhead.   But these larks seemed to have lost their cloaking devices, and were quite obvious, flying straight up while singing a song that sounded very much like the noise that 'Space Invaders' use to make.   dit dit dit pwee! pwee! dit dit dit dit, zoing zoing zoing -  PWEE PWEE PWEE!!!

I also heard the cuckoo calling.  A LOT.  No wonder cuckoos have to outsource their chickcare arrangements, they have no time for anything but CUCKOO! 

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huinare
30th May, 2014 15:31 (UTC)
.. they have no time for anything but CUCKOO!

This is exactly why I do not plan on having offspring.
puddleshark
30th May, 2014 17:26 (UTC)
I love the idea that skylarks normally have cloaking devices - that would explain the whole "What thou art we know not..." Shelley thing.

ladyofastolat
30th May, 2014 17:52 (UTC)
I often see larks. However, I never one lark clocking off and another one taking over. When we walked on the Ridgeway, we remarked on the fact that there was ALWAYS a single lark visible up to our right, and it apparently stayed there for 30 miles, without any discernible break in its song. Was there a relay system, we wondered? Did it work like posting inns, with a store of larks kept every mile or so, ready to take over singing duties when summoned, and follow their allocated walker to the next post? Or was one SuperLark really following us for the entire walk?
pellegrina
1st Jun, 2014 07:36 (UTC)
Ah, I'm not the only one who thinks skylarks sound like video games in the sky!
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