Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I Saw the Bird Again

After I had some fun with those monkeys, I continued my hike to the top.

Not too far away from the second stop, I met this little bird out of sudden. It just appeared in front me, looking at me, and sort of inviting me. I had the feeling it was the same buddy which I met last time. It must have known about my difficulty to capture its pictures, that is why it was waiting for me at the same old place.

After it confirmed that I had noticed its presence, it turned and led me to somewhere that I did not know. I am saying so because my buddy never flied away, it hopped bit by bit, at the same time making sure I was following, and I followed very obediently. I think we had the consensus, after the first encounter, and after it knew about my post in my blog. I guess.

The bird flied up to the curb, confirmed I had it in my sight, and then continued. We seemed to be an old friend to each other by now.

We communicated by body language in the whole journey, and when it turned to me, I knew it must have something to tell me. It stayed for while, but running out of words, so was I. It gave up talking anything finally, except hinting me to follow again.

Then I knew, the moment it stopped at this place, an entrance to somewhere. My buddy was bringing me to its home. I was its guest today. How fortunate I was!!

Before I managed to response, I was slow to response because I needed to figure out the method, a passer-by broke in. In order to keep the secret, my buddy flied away without saying goodbye.

Left behind a sweet memory.


betchai said...

the bird learned to trust you knowing you are harmless and is only after giving her a free publicity in this site :)

love the story and the pictures. it is is nice to know sometimes some animals want to play with us, a treat from nature.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Your new little buddy is adorable and I love the fact that you two have bonded.

Cate said...

Incredibly fortunate I eould say. The bird trusted you and was guiding you to a nice big pot of gold.

cherie said...

I second everybody's motion...nice birdie post, rainfield. check out mine and see what my birdies turned into :)...

Heather Dugan ("Footsteps") said...

I had a similar experience with a chipmunk once while running a snow-covered trail. Oddest thing. It popped out of a tree trunk and chattered at me. There was absolutely no one around that day, so I spoke back to it. We kept talking back and forth, taking turns, until I got so cold I had to get back to my running! I always look for it now but have never seen it again.

Tabib said...

Wow!, my friend you have seen something unique here. How wonderful that you can communicate with it.
Here the scientific name for it:-
Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus),Local name: Ciak Bendang. This bird foraged not necessarily in bendang/paddy field.
Great shot!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Seem your bird photographs are improving day by day:)
This is very impressive!

Harumi said...

Wow.. that was such a sweet encounter and adventure. It's my first time hearing a birdie in the wild inviting a human guest to its home. You should have stayed a while and had a cuppa! =D

Must say it's a very cute birdie too. Next time when you meet the birdie, don't forgetta tell that it has lotsa fans on the net! =D

Ratty said...

The bird watched you long enough to know that you are a friend. Now you are a friend to the birds forever. The bird gave its friend some great pictures.

Icy BC said...

What an awesome treat to have the bird hinting to you to follow! The photos show just how the bird did it too!

Pacey said...

That's an amazing story and wish I could also get similar encounters from nature. Hope you'll meet your buddy again and tell us what was next. And by the way, where did he lead you?

Cher said...

the last two photos are just adorable! what a treat! :)

Mei Teng said...

It's not easy tracking birds. They just don't stand still and every bit of movement gets the little creature moving or fluttering away.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

The bird pick and choose. So the lucky one will be given the chance to trail on the many secrets... Better luck next time!

rainfield61 said...

betchai: I cannot believe it myself the bird approached me to such a close range, in front of my feet, and started to lead me when I have notice its presence.

Poetic Shuuterbug: Bonding, haha, I have bonded to the nature.

Cate: It was really fortunate for the bird to choose to communicate with me.

cherie: You have a good shot on the hungry one. Haha...

Heather Dugan: Once we go to a same place very often, those animals have saved our body smells in their memory. I think this is the reason they are friendly to us.

Tabib: Thanks for your help to identify the name.

Kirigalpoththa: Really? Luckily I have changed my lens before I started my hike.

rainfield61 said...

Harumi: Just because of the stranger, it flied away. Your will be the first one I shall tell my buddy about the fan.

Ratty: I have the feeling many creatures have started to "friend" me. The butterfly, this bird, except those monkeys. I looked at them, they returned me with suspicious look.

Icy BC: If you get to see the same bird very often, you will have the same experience as me.

Pacey: I thouhgt my buddy should have lead me to its home, only that a stranger broke in to spoil the whole thing.

Cher: Thank you, I do think they are good too. lol.

Mei Teng: That's why I strunggled to have good shot on birds until now. but great thanks the my buddy as well for that cooperation.

Bangchik and Kakdah: I was luckly that day. But my buddy is also lucky to have a good friend like me.

Ginnymo said...

What a cute little story to go along with that cute little bird!!

naz said...

is it lil twitter bird?

roentarre said...

This is such a wonderful capture. I like agile birds in deed. A while back, all the fiasco with blogspot format push me away from further bloggings

rainfield61 said...

Ginnymo: Thanks for the cute comment.

naz: It is Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus),Local name: Ciak Bendang. This bird foraged not necessarily in bendang/paddy field by my friend tabib.

roentarre: welcome back from your exam.

Glennis said...

Wonderful experience for youand for the little bird to be able to trust you like that. great photos too.

BB said...

wow .. u r lucky to see those birds again. ref Benghui .. the dr thinks the situation is serious. if he gets a high fever, he might b forced to enter ICU. at the moment it is safer for him to stay at home. he is too young to leave this world.. it is unfair... let us just pray he is not amongst the unlucky ones but the prognosis at the moment is not good

The Retired One said...

I liked the last shot of the bird.
Sooo cute!

rainfield61 said...

Glennis: This was a weird experience.

BB: I am so sorry to hear that. I'll pray, hope he will recover.

The Retired One: The bird is cute, the monkey is not, human may not.

Tabib said...

Hi!,that was not Pipit but Babbeler that I have never seen before.

An experience birder saw your pictures and give this ID;-
Puff-throated Babbler, (Pellorneum ruficeps)

Thanks to Dr.Smathi Chong.