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Cradling myself in a poor pretense at not feeling the threat of frost threading the air, I turned right into Wandle Park, seeing two pylons apparently readying metal ropes for a skipping game, in which Parakeets and a Pigeon (Whose nervous branch balancing brought to mind a hesitant human on a diving board) seemed to procrastinate about participating. Apparently rope game ready, the grey dove dived but a change of mind got him green birdwards before a trick of the light rendered him raven like long enough for scaring a rodent and the red beaked brothers away. But they stayed.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Wonderful, Jamie. Alive with alliteration... awesome!

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    ...and and you’re slowly winning me over to a love of wildlife, even the horrid ones! 🥴

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    Drew Martyn about 2 months ago

    I really enjoyed the imagery and alliteration in this superbly descriptive piece :)

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    Jamie Clapperton about 2 months ago

    Thanks Neville. But I'm guessing you've not made up with the Ravens yet.😆

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    Jamie Clapperton about 2 months ago

    Thanks Drew. It's a park not too far from where I live. :)

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Croydon. I should know it as both sets of Gramps lived there or thereabouts and my son briefly, but it’s a new one to me.
    And you’re right, Jamie, I do draw the line at the corvids! (And cats too!)

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    Frenchie about 4 hours ago

    I can feel the cold too... I could almost see the smoke out of your breath. A beautiful description. Thank you☺
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