Thursday, May 7, 2009
I couldn't believe my eyes........
I was out in the shade and coolness of the early morning today when I heard unusual bird sounds coming from the trees. I looked up, and could not believe my eyes! There before me perched on the branches were what could only be described as a flock of about 10- 15 parrots. They were the prettiest green, and pink birds, and I truly felt like I was dreaming for a second or two.
When I regained my senses, I ran in to get my camera, but of course by the time I got back outside my bird chasing dog Lilly had seen them off. I watched sadly as they flitted and flew through my neighbours garden.
I came straight inside to do some research and soon found out here that this was not a mirage, and that the "Peach Faced Lovebirds" I had in my backyard are native to South-western Africa, and also frequent my local area. There is even a special map where one can plot sightings, of which there have been many around here apparently.
I am so excited that I saw such a special thing, and even though these birds are imposters, I hope very much that they decide our garden is a good place to spend more time soon.
Posted by Mo at 2:50 PM