G’day: I saw the image above, and have only two suggestions: 1)
that they are gizzard stones; that is rounded pebbles that many birds
pick up to assist digestion, having no teeth. The rounding thus
continues in the bird’s gizzard as several stones rub together. I
don’t much know about the fauna and birdlife of China, but have to
admit they are pretty big stones, and therefore pretty big birds. 2)
that they are shaped by humans and then discarded for some reason or
Although I tried at a few different times, My computer told me that
the sites below were unobtainable as the server couldn’t be contacted
or some such computer nonsense. (with which we must all be familiar)
Mine’s just begun emitting funny squealing noises, but stops after a
good bang on it’s back side. Getting almost human, aren’t they?
'Speak roughly to your little boy and beat him when he sneezes…'
or is it a case of ‘Off with his head?’ The whole thing’s a bit of a
Wonderland. I have a bottle of rum here that begs; “Drink Me!” I
might just succumb.
John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua Nelson NZ