This morning bf dropped me off quite early to my class. On the way from the carpark a bird (a thrush?) flew by me as I was walking along the path and for some reason my eye followed it as it flew into a nearby tree. There I realised it was perched on the edge of its nest and as I watched a big hungry birdie mouth appeared and was immediately stuffed with worms brought by the bird. I couldn’t believe it! It was like Discovery Channel all up in my life. I had my camera with me so I took some quick photos – you can’t see the mummy bird feeding the baby bird, but that’s the chick in the nest in the third photo, after the mum has flown off. I didn’t want to stand there for too long in case people wondered what I was looking at and we disturbed the birds.
After that I knew it was going to be a good day. I still had time before class and suddenly I didn’t feel like studying. I was very aware of all the birdsong in the trees around me and when I got into my building I decided to climb up to the top floors to look at the pidgeons. I just love that weird cooing sound they make, and that loud noise their wings make as they fly is really amazing.
<- I wonder what (/who?) this guy’s looking at!
Suddenly there are birds everywhere! And they’re cute! ->
People always talk about experiences with nature “putting things into perspective” – well all it took for me was seeing a few birds to make my day that bit better. Suddenly I was looking up at the try and peeking under bushes as I passed, and noticing the things growing around me instead of just the other stressed-out students. It was a nice change.
Finally, as I was leaving uni later last night I spotted this fella hangin’ around in the carpark. I love ducks. Ducks are crazy.
I promise pics from our 饺子 evening later!