15 October, 2021
Day 15 of Writing Nangak Tamboree.
Things I am not:
- A geologist
- A biologist
- An ornithologist
- A botanist
- A herpetologist
- A scientist of any kind
- Silly enough to go wandering around in this rain.
Things I am:
- A writer
- A walker
- A watcher
- At home in my ugg boots watching the rain.
I’m also a gardener so I’m not bad on plants. Birds, I often have to look up, in spite of a long ago feverish junior membership of the Gould League and a family of bird watchers. But I don’t mind that because I am also curious and I like solving mysteries. And I’m fond of history and not too shabby at research. So when I’m writing from the field, that’s what I’m doing: walking, watching and writing, taking lots of photos, and then looking up stuff I need to know. I’m not an expert. I’m just doing it for fun. Or something.
And yes, I know I promised to walk in Nangak Tamboree every day but I left it too late after working all day and now it’s dark and pouring. You wouldn’t want me to be miserable, would you?
So here, have some sound from one of the campus car parks. I told you they were rowdy. Rainbow lorikeets, mostly, a few corellas, and one bossy cocky.
I’ll be back there tomorrow, even if it rains. Promise.