Mummy, why are all those people staring at our house?
They're birdwatching Johnny.
But why are they staring at our house?
Because the bird that they have come to see is in our garden.
Don't they have birds in their own gardens?
Well they do, but the bird they have come to look at is rare.
Why is it rare?
Well, as far as I know, these birdwatchers keep a list of all the different types of bird that they have seen, and if a bird that usually lives in another country comes to our country, then they all get in their cars and drive to see it.
That's a very good question Johnny.
Why are they all men?
I don't really know, but I'd imagine that most women have got better things to do.
And why are they all like Uncle Ronnie?
What do you mean Johnny?
Well, they all look like him.
I've told you before, we've got to be kind to Uncle Ronnie, he has difficulties with people. And hygiene. He cannot help the way he looks. Or acts.
Why are they all wearing a uniform?
That isn't a uniform, they are just wearing similar clothing. It does look a bit strange, I must admit. They do look as if they are all copying each other.
Why's Daddy making sheep noises?
Ignore him, he's just fed up with the men blocking the driveway.
Oh look, they're all running! I didn't think old men could run! Uncle Ronnie can't!
The bird must have been seen further down the road.
What's the bird called Mummy?
A Blue Rock Thrush. It comes from another country.
Mummy. Can I be a bird watcher when I grow up?
No you bloody well can't. I don't want you ending up like Uncle Ronnie!