Budgies in Scotland 1859

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Budgies in Scotland 1859

Post by Hughie » 20 Dec 2017, 21:57

I've a friend who posts about events from the past that occurred "On this day", in our small geographical area of interest in our native Scotland.

20 DECEMBER 1859


Notwithstanding the present very inclement season of the year, we understand that the inmates of Ardeer House were thrown into an agreeable state of excitement by the appearance on Saturday morning the 17th instant of a family of five young bougerie-gardes, the offspring of parents from the antipodes – a rare instance of the instinct of these birds, in bringing out their young at the appointed season, this being the Australian summer.

We are led to believe that the mother and her offspring are “going on as well as might be expected,” from the constant chirping which proceeds from the interior of their cocoa-nut shell; but as we failed in procuring the attendance of the only skilful doctor in the neighbourhood, who was most unaccountably from home on this interesting occasion, we cannot at present speak more precisely on the subject.
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