I looked up, expecting to see the bird grasping a microphone and on its left and right, balancing precariously on the branches, a pair of mahoosive Panasonic loudspeakers.
My, my. What a voice for a bird so minuscule. Put it next to a large fly, and the fly would be taller. Had the bird lain down in the road and cried, 'Come on, local moggies - free meal!' I suspect the moggies would have taken one look, said, 'We've seen more meat in a vegan's pantry,' and moved on.
I'm not good on bird species, but I think this one was a lesser-spotted-town-crier-bird, or a an early-Tom-Jones or the rare megaphone-dressed-in-feathers bird.
What other things make an impact completely out of proportion to their size? I've had some ideas.
Babies are born small for a good reason. Anyone who's ever given birth will be able to tell you that reason.
But, boy, do babies make a noise.
Here's a picture of a crying baby.
Whoever drew that picture lied.
Here's a more realistic picture of a crying baby.
|NO one's tonsils are cute.|
I will list the rest of my ideas. You know where I'm going with this now.
3. Broken wind after cabbage.
4. A tiny Lego brick on a carpet in the dark.
5. A kidney stone.
6. A shred of basil between your front teeth.
7. A little toe stubbed on a bedpost.
8. An eyelash hair in the eye.
9. A bit of egg yolk in the meringue mix.
10. A tiny crack where the handle joins the mug.
11. A needleful of anaesthetic.
12. One forgotten kipper at the back of the fridge.
Can you think of others, followers? Please tell me in the comments :)
|Fran suggested it sing 'I believe I can fly ...' but it was offended and clamped its beak tight shut|