This past Saturday was a very dusty day; definitely a stay-at-home pajama kinda day. As I sat drinking my morning coffee, it hit me that I was not hearing as much birdsong as usual.
However, later in the afternoon I heard a bird call right out on my balcony that was quite different from the normal bird chatter I hear. I rushed to the back door and, sure enough, there sat what I believe to be a bee-eater. This is only the second time I've seen one.
I was able to get a few quick shots through the window before he went flying off.
Daddy dove or mama dove is still sitting on the window ledge at school. I really don't know how they managed through the major dust storm we had the other night. The wind was really whipping through and for a short period of time there was zero visibility.
Thankfully since then, the weather has been so much better and blue skies have returned.
This afternoon I watched bulbuls and sparrows flitting around the mulberry bush.
Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?
So much free entertainment right outside my window.
Have a wonderful day!