Friday, March 25, 2011


One morning, as I was at my pc, I heard a melodic chirp coming from Lesley-Anne's bedroom. As it grew more persistent, I went to check it out and saw this:

A tiny little yellow bird perched at her window! Aww... I don't call myself a true nature lover cos I don't like anything that slithers, crawls or looks remotely disgusting. But birds I love. Growing up, my mother had pet mynas who were so tame they wouldn't fly away even when let out of the cage.

So it was so uplifting to see this fluffy ball of sunshine, singing away without a care in the world. I'm not sure what type of bird it is, perhaps an oriole?

I inched closer to get a better look and it didn't seem afraid at all, even when I carefully pointed my camera at it. I managed to sit on Lesley-Anne's bed which was right next to the window, which explains how I got such close-up shots.

I sat there listening to it sing for quite a while, before I took a short video clip of it. Sure sounds like it's calling out to its friends. Living in a high rise, we don't get to interact with nature much so this was a sweet interlude.

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song." - Chinese proverb


Anonymous said...

Alvin, who bought us dinner when we were in Beijing is an avid bird watcher and helped ID it.
Probably a young female just left the next but still calling out to it's parents!

Anonymous said...

it seems like LA's room is yellow in color which most probably attracts this cute little songbird. There aren't many flowers in this highrise building islands, I hope it gets enough nectar to fill its tummy.

Anonymous said...

This is so cute and so rare... the closest I have come to birds is their "shit", they seem to love to aim and shoot onto my is strange but true...arrrrrgggh.... your experience is so much more pleasant.. If what people say about it being gold is true....then I would be alot richer by now.... LOL..


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