Saturday, September 12, 2009

The first returning albatross!

Dunedin Church bells will ring out at 3 pm today to hail the return of the first young Royal albatross to the colony at Taiaroa head on the Otago peninsula.

The chiming hark could also be said to herald the arrival of the riot season in the form of youths bent on drunken escapade in the student party zone. Last night's battle with police isn't a good sign for tonight, and older residents are battening down the hatches.

I wonder if the elderly albatrosses don't look with similar askance at the arrival back of potential troublemakers...

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