Please put down your binoculars for just a couple of minutes. Today we are asking you to spare a thought for a deprived section of our society which is going through hard times. They are in constant envy, born of checking their Twitter feed every few minutes to read what others have had.
We are talking about the DUNGENESS BIRDER.
These people are forced to roam across shingle and stare into empty bushes for hours on end. The skies above them are quiet. The seas are bereft of life. They have not seen rain and the accompanying falls for weeks. Constant exposure to such conditions is leading to an increase in neurosis, depression and a questioning of their ability in the field.
BUT YOU CAN HELP!
We are calling on the birding community to dig deep and help the DUNGENESS BIRDER by donating birds to them. It costs little and can turn their sad existences around.
For just a YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER you can give them hope that something better just might be around the corner.
For the gift of a PALLAS'S WARBLER you can give them the comfort of a good sighting at the end of a difficult day.
The donation of a RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL will put a wide smile on their miserable faces and restore their faith in the notion of birding.
The generous bequeath of a SIBERIAN ACCENTOR will give them a lifetime of memories and something to tell the next wave of NGB's when the species reverts to becoming mythical once again.
REMEMBER - next year, the lot of the DUNGENESS BIRDER might just become yours! So please, find it in your heart to give up a bird for this downtrodden set of people. They are trying very hard to make their ornithological way, and are in dire need of all the help that they can get. They really are becoming desperate.