An unreliable memoir

Crazy Like A Moorhen

Moorhen

If you’re bonkers like the Arctic Tern, you fly all the way from the Arctic to the Antarctic, then as soon as you get there you turn around and fly all the way back again, doing the equivalent of three round trips to the Moon in your lifetime. If, on the other hand, you’re a Moorhen, you build yourself a cozy nest and stay pretty much in one place your entire life.

Inside me there’s a Moorhen struggling to stay right where it is. Big fish in a small pond.

Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus.

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