Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Are Birds Educated?

Are birds educated? Do they attend classes like we do? If yes, do they ever skip school like some of us?

I am not too crazy to ask this question. It has its own reason.

I saw a Kingfisher perching at this signboard which read as "a restricted area", and you can read the universal language as an alternative.

"A man is holding a rifle, the other is shot".

This educated Kingfisher was laughing. No bird was shot.

It was laughing so loud and was teasing me with its mouth wide open, body shook to left and right, up and down. Though impolite, and somehow its body language hurt me, it was picturing the truth. The truth is sometimes cruel.

I turned away from the place which was intended to be my paradise, where I had spent many hours taking pictures, pondering and observing. This educated Kingfisher simply shied me away, from the dam this morning.

27 comments:

George said...

I hope you will go back in spite of the laughing kingfisher, You did get a great picture of him, however.

The Retired One said...

What a beautiful bird!

Cheryl said...

Very handsome bird. I can only imagine what it sounds like as it laughs.

eileeninmd said...

You had me laughing at the laughing Kingfisher. What a great capture and a great post.

Diane AZ said...

Interesting sign, even more fascinating with the colorful kingfisher on it. Nice shot of the laughing kingfisher too!

betchai said...

yes, sometimes, birds behave in the strangest way :) i have a similar picture where the gull was sitting on the sign "trail closed, do not enter" but instead of laughing, the gull has a very mean look :)

the kingfisher must be very happy on seeing you since he can have fun at your expense :) what a beautiful bird and thanks for sharing.

Pacey said...

Don't get hurt, it's just all in the mind :D

Mike said...

Birds are definitely educated. Thats why they always move just when you want to take a photograph.

I love the colourful kingfishers we are blessed with in our part of the world.

I guess you adjusted something because I can now view the pictures in a larger size.

Tabib said...

Yes, they are educated.
Only us human can't read that prominent "Kawasan Larangan" red sign board.

Ratty said...

Maybe the kingfisher thought you were one of the men in the picture. Or he could be laughing at you because he is so much more colorful. Next time you can wear a colorful shirt and then laugh at him.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Im laughing too after reading this post :D

Sharkbytes said...

That kingfisher is so amazing! When you say it laughs I wonder if it sounds like our laughing gull, or a kookaburra (which we don't have, but I know a funny song about it).

Bengbeng said...

next time point back at it and laugh :)

Mei Teng said...

Birds are exempted from the restricted zones. Humans are not exempted :)

Here's wishing you a wonderful New Year!

wenn said...

Happy 2010!

rainfield61 said...

George: With your encouragement, I have to go back, and I want to go back.

The Retired One: What a beautiful and intelligent bird!

Cheryl: During this Chrsitmas day, it sounds like HoHoHoHoHo as it laugh.

eileeninmd: You had me laughing at you when you are laughing at the laughing Kingfisher.

Diane: Come on. Come on. Take my pictures. It shouts. That's why I have spotted this Kingfisher.

betchai: It is of course very happy on seeing me since I am the only one available for the bird to have fun at my expense. Sigh..

Pacey: I was hurt, and it is all in my mind.

Mike: Oh! You have a firm answer by your experience. You have been fooled by them too, I think.

Tabib: I can read the sign, but I always ignored it.
I am not educated. Shamed!!

rainfield61 said...

Ratty: HoHoHoHo.. I must laugh like this, only then he can understand I am laughing back to him.

Kirigalpoththa: A laugh a day keeps the doctor away.

Sharkbytes: Oh I see. A Kookaburra can sing a funny song.
Hold on! It is actually you know a funny song about it.

Bengbeng: Noted. But I would point back with one of my fingers.

Mei Teng: Why birds are exempted? Why their territories do not have any boundary.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

wenn: Happy New Year. 100, 99, 98, 97, 96.....

Autumn Belle said...

When kingfisher see the picture on the signboard, he thinks, " haha, the guard will shoot a guy. It doesn't apply to me. I'm a bird!"

Wishing you and your family a Very Happy 2010!

Tes said...

Oh my, good capture of that kingfisher, Rainy! Am envious....I've been chasing after birds but have never encountered one as lovely as yours!

Anonymous said...

O depending what type of birds ...OoO..

Ayie said...

OH my a laughing bird! Birds have some strange behaviors, I've watched our birds of different breeds and how they act at times. SUre fascinates me at times.

happy new year!!

Icy BC said...

Beautiful and colorful bird!

Happy New Year, Rainfield, and have a great year ahead!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

A gorgeous bird and yes, they are more educated than most of us. They can fly - we cannot :D

The Retired One said...

Rainfield,
Go to my blog today (12/30), there is something there that might interest you.
And if any other of your readers that love photography want to participate too, that would be great...
check it out at http://myretirementchronicles.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Misalyn said...

Ah rainfield, you made me laugh out loud while reading your post. My husband asked my why I was laughing alone.

Nice shot rainfield. You always make me envious of your bird shots :)

Happy New Year. All the best to you and to your family . And hmmm say hi to the trees and birds for me :)

SquirrelQueen said...

I too hope you will go back to see the laughing kingfisher, Perhaps you can have the last laugh.

He is a very handsome bird, great photos rainfield.

rainfield61 said...

Autumn Belle: I'm a bird, I'm free to fly. I'm free to greet you Happy New Year.

Tes: I chased after them before, but I sneaked up on them recently.

Anonymous: OoO??

Ayie: Happy New Year!!

Icy BC: Have a great year ahead is compulsory by law.

Poetic Shutterbug: Shamed!!! They are so highly educated than us. I need to go back to school again.

The Retired One: I'm coming......

Misalyn: I repeat: A laugh a day keeps the doctor away!!
But possible, keeps laughing, loudly.

Happy New Year. All the best to you and to your family as well.

I'll pass the message to the trees and birds :)

SquirrelQueen: Then that bird may want to bet with you on who will have the last laugh.