"Why do birds fly thousands of kms every year uncle", he asked me

India
December 23, 2009 8:45am CST
A school going boy asked me this question. "Uncle, why do birds fly so many thousands of kms and visit vedanthangal every year? (vedanthangal is a bird sanctuary near Chennai, India) I tried to recollect what I studied in my school days. I said, " they fly thousands of kms and visit vedanthangal every year from various countries as it is a suitable place for migratory birds. They find this place comfortable during the period between November and March as the climate, food availability etc suit their needs". I looked at him hoping to have cleared his doubts. But he did not seem to be happy with my answer. He said, " no uncle this is not the correct answer". "Well, if you know the correct answer tell me now", I said. "They fly thousands of kilometers because if they walk it will take a very long time". He simply winked at me and ran away before I could beat him.
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Ahh, he fooled you! Love a child with a sense of humor. The joke reminds me of the sparrows of Capistrino. The God-given instincts of birds is truly quite amazing.
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• India
24 Dec 09
yes, Karen it is because I am so friendly with them...
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@vandana7 (55322)
• India
25 Dec 09
Great vijayanths. LOL Time somebody defeated you with their wit. Who better than a school going kid. LOL. You have to admit, he is witty. :) Youngsters these days, they have such funny remarks. Its such a pleasure to have them around, don't you think? Don't know whether they like us around. LOL. But most are simply too polite to tell us on our faces. :)
• India
25 Dec 09
yes, Vandana today's kids are truly amazing. They sometimes defeat us in many matters. I love to be defeated by them I can't help laughing loudly when they win over me like this. Some defeats are interesting you know, try it, you will like it .
@vandana7 (55322)
• India
25 Dec 09
Oh! I love it. :) I have worked in BPOs, so I know how these kids are. :) And they are loving children as well. :)
@Hatley (152289)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 09
vijayanths he he he. your nephew is really pretty clever and that is so funny . Yes indeed it would take a very' long time. of course your answer was right but he did have a bit of fun with you too.
• India
24 Dec 09
I am so happy you enjoyed the joke hatley. I always love to make people laugh Hatley.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
23 Dec 09
Its sometimes wise to give children some funny answer which they expect..all depends on their mood..sometimes they are ready to do research and they want real facts..but sometimes....they are in the mood to have light answers and yes..they are happy when they are satisfied...
• India
23 Dec 09
This is just a joke I shared here eshaan with some useful information about birds and their migration behavior.
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@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
23 Dec 09
Your nephew has a lovely humor i must say:) But yes it is certainly because they travel to the climate and food conditions that suits them better. In Denmark the swallows comes to breed during our summer, and when it is winter in Denmark they all fly to mid africa until they come back next May... Just about the quote; "What do you say about men that has big feet?" -"They wear big shoes...."
• India
23 Dec 09
thanks for the useful information about birds Downwindz. I love your humor too.