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Chasing birds

Marita and Justine’s dog Maisie doesn’t like a lot of things, but she does like chasing other animals. Rabbits, cats, birds…

By far her favourite type of bird to chase looks a little like a pigeon, but has a pointy head, and makes a funny noise when it flies. This delights Maisie, and when she chases a few of them and they all take off at once making the funny noise, she’ll often let out a joyous “Woof!” for all to hear.

I’ve noticed some of these birds are sometimes in my street. When nobody’s looking, I’ll chase them on Maisie’s behalf, just so I too can elicit their funny flying noise.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

6 replies on “Chasing birds”

In Canberra they are called woodpigeons. They’re very cute, and they make a whistling noise when they flap away from ‘predators’.

Everyone else identified the bird for you, but I will comment on the fact that you are not afraid to have a little spontaneous, just plain silly, fun, not caring what the rest of world might think when they see you chasing the birds. GOOD FOR YOU !

What I want to know Daniel is whether you make a little happy “woof!” when you chase them just like Maisie?

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