As every story begins…
Once upon a time, there were two girls. One day, a little dull-green bird got lost outside the girls’ backdoor. The poor bird had not learnt how to fly yet. Anxiously, it attempted to flutter but only managed to flap its wings. Amongst the seemingly never-ending staircases, the bird’s situation was dire.
Fortunately, the girls noticed the little bird and took it under the care of their family. Not knowing what to do with it, the girls put it into a little container.
Eventually, the bird was named Lucky.
Lucky was a baby olive-backed sunbird. To help it return home, the girls released Lucky next to the condominium swimming pool amongst lush trees. The chirps of the little bird managed to attract the attention of a yellow bird – a sunbird – possibly Lucky’s parent! For a few minutes, the small yellow bird hovered above Lucky, yet it never came down. It flew off, leaving everyone’s hopes dashed.
In the end, despite loving care, Lucky passed away. Lucky struck the hearts of many…
Little did Lucky know that it started a chain of events that would change the lives of some forever!
A few years later, the girls and their parents visited the Galapagos Islands. This opened their eyes to a whole new world to nature, including birds. When they returned home, one of the girls picked up a pair of binoculars which was bought especially for the Galapagos trip.
A rainbow bird outside her balcony captured her attention. Plump, the green dove-like bird had a magnificent multi-coloured chest, which it displayed proudly for her to see.
In a matter of seconds, the bird transformed the underappreciated forest outside their balcony into a world of wonder, excitement and anticipation, waiting to be explored.
With reference to books and websites, the girls managed to identify their first bird – a pink-necked green pigeon.
They have not looked back since.
This is a blog continuing that story! Have fun looking at the photos and anecdotes that we post, and hopefully you will be inspired to spot some birds yourself!
It only takes a moment to spot-a dove! [spotted dove pun]