Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The bird in my life
This is actually inspired by Harumi who's posts on her Bulbul's I've been following.
Her tale has been a fascinating one and I'm saddened by what I've read today... which kind of prompted me to write about the bird in my life.
I noticed her first last year, when I moved in she was already there, and in those early days of adjusting to a new country, she was one of the few pleasures I looked forward to each evening
Seeing her back again this year was a pleasant surprise and I looked forward to re acquainting myself with her again.
Her chosen spot is actually quite safe, its at the edge of the veranda, in a bush thats growing up against a pillar.This year though I am a little concerned because the tree seems to be wilting, I'm hoping its just a natural cycle and not that the tree is dying. Even if is, if it lasts long enough for the eggs to hatch and the birds to fly,its good enough.
I sensed something wrong about two weeks ago, the tree does seem to be tilting, confirmed by the fact that when it rains now, water from the roof edge drips directly on to the pigeon in its nest.
That was soon solved with a rope fastened around the tree and the pillar.
Two eggs we have, and if what the books say is correct I can expect them to hatch sometime next week... fingers crossed
Btw, the last pic has nothing to do with her, thats just some other bird!