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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Bird on the Sill

   There is a small bird that likes to perch on one of the windowsills in my room and announce its presence to the world. Most of the time it comes in the morning, and wakes me up with its loud twitters. Chipper twitters. I like the sound of chipper twitters. Sometimes it comes around Asar.

   Sometimes when I fall back to sleep in the morning, I feel a little annoyed when it flies on to the sill and begins its wake-up call. However, it makes me get up so that's good.

   I can't say that we have become friends, because every time I try to get away it flies of in a hurry. Huh, not so bold when it comes to face-to-face meetings, are you? The most I can do is to creep slowly and quietly from behind the curtain, lifting it ever so slowly and watching my chirpy little friend from behind the dark glass. Well, yes we may not be friends but we have developed this i-stalk-you-and-you-stalk-me relationship. We bug each other, but there's a wall made of glass that separates us.

   Here it is. I'm afraid my camera phone does not provide photos of very good quality, but it's clear enough, I think. I can also only take photos from behind the dark glass.

It seemed to have sensed that I was there...

Did I hear something? it thought


Little did you know I was there taking photos of you! Hehe
   I also recorded the sound of its merry little chirps. I haven't figured out how to upload audio files, so you'll have to make do with this:

video
This is what I hear every single day. 
Even if it annoys me a little sometimes, I'd miss it if it forgets to call...

   Finally, I also recorded a short video of my little friend! It just goes to show how bored I am these days, even with all the work that I have to complete....

video
However annoyed I get, I can only say Subhanallah whenever I see this little being on the sill. 
It has such a pretty combination of black and yellow!

   What happened at the end of the video was that I was trying to get to the open side of the window to get a closer look... and I didn't make it before my friend flew off. Oh, well.

   Allah's creations are truly amazing and beautiful. I don't often get to see pretty, colourful birds like this up-close except when I visit zoos and parks, so befriending this little fellow has helped lend some colour into my currently rather colourless life. I'm looking forward to going home, but I'll miss my little friend.

3 comments:

kakyong@ohana June 22, 2011 at 11:00 PM  

awww... that's cute

SumaiyyahAbidah June 22, 2011 at 11:02 PM  

Yes. It's one loyal little fellow. Never misses a single wake-up call :)

Umaidah Al-Abid June 28, 2011 at 8:23 PM  

amazingly, ummi did the same things to us for more than 20 years now..

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