Birds on the ledge
The one on the right took a lot of stealth
Through the blinds .. softly
when all else failed ... the bird on the beam ------->
The ledge outside the window of my fourth floor office attracts two shaalik birds ,when it gets sunny around mid morning . They pace the entire half circle of ledge relentlessly – walking up and down and chirrupping like mad .
For quite some time I have been trying to photograph them with old trusty , to no avail – they peck on the glass , they make funny twirrr twitter noises , they peer around the calendar perched on the window sill but the moment they see the phone , they take wing ; even if they see old trusty through the blinds .
However , patience and persistence pays and seconds of breathless waiting, stealth have yielded results .. although I couldn’t take a shot of the funny head and yellow beak going twuurrrck ? around the calendar - or the shaalik sitting with its neck feathers fluffed out ,in a great collar too big for its head and shoulders .Beats bitching around and taking extended coffee breaks ...