清洁鸟儿的家 Clean up Birds' Home
2 月 13 日 上午（星期四）
Morning, 13 February, （ Thursday ）
In the morning, the bus started to move out of village. The bumpy path extended and slowly disappeared in the vast green fields. Looking out of the bus window, the dark clouds gradually floated away and melt into white snow on the top of mountains around. Though the frigid wind mingled with smell of earth and lake water blew on the faces of pupils, they were excited to see that the sunlight began shine over the farmland, wetland and the lake.
据随行的导游介绍，每年的这个季节是观鸟的最佳时机。丽江拉市海高原湿地自然保护区的彭工说，从每年的 9 月底至来年的 4 月末，拉市海都要吸引大约 5-6 万名游人来观鸟。在这个季节里，拉市海开始休渔。
One guide told pupils that it was the best season for bird watching in Lashihai wetlands. According to Engineer Peng, There are 50,000-60,000 tourists arrived at the wetland to watch birds every year. “It's a right time for the close of fishing on lake, too. ”He added.
拉市海周边散布着 10 个自然村，居住着 600 户人家，其中有半数以上的村民靠打鱼为生。主要农作物有玉米、麦子和土豆，经济作物有油菜、辣椒和山药。当同学们接队穿过农田走进宽阔的湿地时，那无数个用废弃塑料袋、破旧衣裳做成的稻草人在田间的微风中摇摇晃晃，仿佛在向远方到来的同学们倾诉着它们与鸟的故事。
There are 10 natural villages scattered around the lake with 600 households, more than half of them fishing in the lake. Corn, wheat, potato are their major crops. Some grow rape, green chilly and Chinese yam. As pupil team walked through a vast stretch of farmland, here and there stood large numbers of scarecrows made of wasted plastic bags, worn-out jackets waving in the morning breeze, seems as if they were reciting stories between them and their bird neighbors.
第 1 小队的同学被指定在拉市海美泉村 A 组观鸟。
The No.1 Team was to watch bird at the point Meiquan A.
The guide began to explain to pupil knowledge about birds while they were watching through the telescopes. Some pupils took notes kneeing on the whither yellow water grass. A flock of birds were seeking food leisurely by the wetland and lake. They were spotted as Common Cranes, Goosanders. Meanwhile, several egrets flied from somewhere and landed to join the flock, white feather of the birds caught eyes from afar.
Occasionally, some pieces of lost bird feather on the grass and one or two colorful spiders, ants and unknown insects underneath the yellow grass were found. Besides, cigarette ends and empty beer bottles were another types of “finds” at the spot by young pupils. In the moment, one pupil yelled out for he searched out a crashed eggshell by grass. Attracted by the great discovery, some pupils said that the young baby might be given birth not longtime ago, and was now following its bird mother among the flock of birds in the front. Other pupils argued that someone might catch it. Nevertheless, the fate of the bird was unknown.. “Let's do away the rubbish!” some one said. The suggestion got immediate response. Everybody began to look for “suspects” carefully, no one even noticing that their sleeves and bottom of trousers legs had adhered with mud.
直到老师通知收队时同学们才停下了手。看着彼此的衣袖和裤脚沾满了稀泥，大家都不约而同会心地笑了起来，那稚嫩的声音里绽放着胜利的喜悦。毕竟，他们为清洁鸟儿的家尽了一点薄力，而且，他们还决定带走那小堆小堆的“战利品”，放到当天下午举行的“小学生研讨会” （见《小学 生 研 讨会》） 上让众人来声讨呢。
It was not until their coach asked did they stopped their action for rubbish. Looking from each other their muddy faces and hands, everyone smiled knowingly. They believed that they had done their bit for the clean up of the home of birds. They put the collected rubbish into a big plastic bag and decided to bring the “trophies” up to the pupil workshop in the afternoon. Please refer to <A Pupils' Workshop>.