Greenwich Wildlife (10)

Narrator: (production notecan we get Attenborough?)

…And then, just as our crew are about to pack up for the day, a group is spotted. 

With their distinctive red plumage, that says ‘keep away’ to predators, a small herd of Olympus Equestrianus Officianalis appears in the middle of the Greenwich plains, perhaps to graze, perhaps to mate. Scientists know very little about the habits of what local tribes call ‘plotters’ but the results of intensive studies have begun to yield results in our understanding of their secretive way of life.

Gathering near the watering hole, where both males and females perform elegant ‘jumping’ rituals in season, they form into a circular, bonding pattern to prepare for their feats of skill.

In recent years this shy creature has been seen only rarely, though reports from native trackers suggest they are increasing in numbers, leading some to conclude that in perhaps as little as a year’s time their presence may become unsustainable to the delicate Greenwich ecology.

Then, just as our cameraman Stephen creeps a little closer, the scout of the group senses movement…

Within seconds alarm spreads and the group scatters. But they will be back.


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6 Comments to “Greenwich Wildlife (10)”

  1. OldChina says:

    Lol. I read that whole post in fluent “Attenborough”.

  2. scared of chives says:

    man…if it saw that lot mating on One Tree Hill i think i’d blow chunks.

  3. Robert Number16 says:

    If you can`t get Attenborough,perhaps J Lumley as in the estate agents rare breed add voice over

  4. Kate says:

    It appears that, as usual, the males are not only in the ascendancy but have the brighter plumage.

  5. Juan says:

    Did you get the name or agency of these “gizzards”?

  6. Stephen says:

    Did you get the name or agency of these “gizzards”?

    Their plumage had the Olympic logo and equestrian was written as well, but can’t say if there was an agency name.