Walks In The Woods

February 7, 2012 at 1:02 pm 2 comments

Despite the recent less-than-clement weather (actually more like because of it), I’ve been trying to get Monkey out of the house at least once a day for a walk.  I don’t feel so guilty if we get a bit of air, even if we only go round the block & to the local corner shop.

Often, though, when I’m mentally in the zone for going for a walk, Monkey decides he doesn’t want to go & would rather shred a newspaper (that is the most recent ‘thing’ to do).  If I mention that we might go into the woods, though, he’s virtually out the door!

We went out over the weekend and as we had plenty of time before we’d to be anywhere or do anything, I suggested a longer walk.  Monkey agreed as he was having a fine time stomping in the snow.  We could hear birds in the trees so I suggested we stop and listen to them.  Monkey told me he could hear a toucan!  I checked with him that I’d heard correctly, and later on he said the same thing. 

Once we’ve finished re-watching ‘Life In Cold Blood’, we’ll maybe take another look through ‘The Life Of Birds’ (hurrah for Attenborough) and see if toucans sound anything like crows.  Or whatever it was – I didn’t see the bird, maybe it was a toucan after all.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. scientiaincognita  |  February 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Sounds lovely. Perhaps Toucan is a nicer word to say than Magpie – or easier to pronounce. All things to remember for when he is older so that you can embarrass him 🙂

  • 2. thecreativetoe  |  February 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Monkey knows what a magpie looks like – he pointed some out from the bus yesterday, pronouncing correctly.
    He is still going strong with the toucans thing – we talked about them earlier in the week and there are two – a daddy & baby. I asked how big they were, thinking I’d get ‘this big’. Instead I got ‘a million miles’.


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