I'll be posting other pics...I've already uploaded the pictures of several birds
but I thought I'd like to share the time we spent watching one little Tailorbird choosing a bit of fluff for her nest, and doing all sorts of acrobatics with it....
We suddenly noticed the bird (which, by the way, has a loud call out of all proportion to its size!) in the long leaves by the path. A ray of sunshine lit her up:
Her movements made us watch her:
Up and down she went, on the leaves:
She got a little bit of fluff that she liked:
We continued to watch:
But ultimately, though she was beautifully illuminated by that ray of sunshine, we had to leave her to her home decoration and move on!
No...don't feel like using LJ-cut...
Update: do you want to see what a Tailorbird's completed nest looks like? Here's one I took on 190912, at the Waterlily Pond:
note the neat stitching...no wonder it's called a Tailorbird!