Thursday, February 11, 2010

I Saw the Yellow Wagtail Again

I have been asked a few times whether I am working in a forest. The sole reason, I think, must be because of Cerok Tokun. If the authority is willing, I shall say, I may opt to the offer. Somehow I am not, currently. Same as the Wagtail, I come to Cerok Tokun as when I want, and leave after I am done.

And it happened that we met again at the same place that we first saw each other a few months back. Both of us enjoy this place very much. I come for the unexpected surprises; it is fond of frequenting flooded meadows and the wet wall.

We were closer to each other this time, and I was able to observe its tail wagging clearly. You see, it is such a delight to have waited for a long time but managed still to clear my doubt.

Checking through its list of food: beetles- yes, flies- yes, moths- yes, millipedes- yes, and slugs- yes. It never mentioned, but then Cerok Tokun must be a heaven.

Will this Wagtail go home when Spring returns? I would like to check it out when the time is right.

If it will, do you like to have a New Year gift from me? As I do not know where it will land finally, you have to try your luck by then.

(By the way, we are going to celebrate Chinese New Year this coming Sunday).

23 comments:

George said...

I'm glad you met your friend again. Cerok Tokun does in fact sound perfect for him as far as food is concerned. I hope you have a wonderful Chinese New Year holiday.

eileeninmd said...

I hope your enjoye your Chinese New Years. Lovely shots of the Yellow Wagtail. It is a pretty yellow.

Diane AZ said...

How wonderful that you saw the yellow wagtail again. With so many good bugs available, maybe you will see it in the spring too. Happy Chinese New Year!

Footsteps said...

I've missed your wonderful nature posts! Hoping to have more time for catching up this next week.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Who knows. you may see him again!Wish you a wonderful new year!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Glad your friend was there to greet you. I wish you a wonderful CNY - Gong Xi Fa Cai. Celebrate with family and friends and enjoy yourself to the fullest.

Icy BC said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! May all your wishes come true.

Beautiful little yellow wagtail bird!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Hahah...one of the persons who asked you that question was me. hahaha..hello little birdy...

SquirrelQueen said...

The Yellow Wagtail is beautiful, it is wonderful to see him again. Have a very happy Chinese New Year.

jeannette stgermain said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you! Are you celebrating because everyone in your area does? Or is it because you yourself like to celebrate it. My son lives in China, and he's going with a friend to Shanghai to celebrate the New Year!

The birdie looks so small!

Ratty said...

These are great pictures of the yellow wagtail. It's really a great looking bird. I like the yellow birds. It looks similar to the goldfinches I like to watch.

rainfield61 said...

George/eileeninmd/Diane:
I has just started my holiday when I am replying your comment.

Footsteps:
Haha... Time is very tight for us to catch up with so many things. I do understand. Happy Weekend.

Kirigalpoththa:
Maybe.... who knows.

Poetic Shutterbug:
Gong Xi Fa Cai. 恭喜发财(in Chinese). I'll repeat these throughout the whole holiday, to all the people I know.

Icy BC/SquirrelQueen:
Thank you ery much.

Willie:
Oh Yeah!!! You have a good memory of a teacher.

jeannette stgermain:
Why I celebrate Chinese New Year?

I celebrate Chinese New Year just like you celebrating Christmas. No matter where I go or stay, L shall still celebrate this greatest day of the Lunar Year, because I am a Chinese.

Ratty:
I like the first picture that shows the stripes. Everytime I meet him, he is playing with the water.

Bengbeng said...

If we actually met on CNY, i hope to offer u a cup of coffee n more at my longkang kopitiam :)

Happy new year huh brother :)

Mei Teng said...

You can be a volunteer guide at Cerok Tokun. Can help bring people who wish to trek there as well as brief them on the flora and fauna.

VS said...

The Yellow Wagtail is a beautiful little thing. Gong Xi Fa Coi!

fufu said...

wow you are so lucky!! i should go bird watching with you one day!!! anyway xin nian kuai le and happy valentie's day ya

betchai said...

he missed you, know you would be happy, so he made his appearance again :)

eng said...

Happy New Year, rainfield!

Yes, ceruk Tokun must be heaven, both for the lucky Wagtail and you. Both of you enjoys what it has to offer in abundance.

eng/salitype society

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

So it really does wag it's tail! Like the "flickertail" ground squirrel I saw last summer.

A Lady's Life said...

very pretty bird
:)

Cheryl said...

I would love to see this beautiful bird for myself. How fortunate that you two met up again. You are both perhaps looking for the same thing. Happy Chinese New Year!

Autumn Belle said...

I hope this yellow wagtail fly by your home and spend some time with you and your family this Chinese New Year cum Valentine's Day, before it goes back to its home far far away. Xin Nien Kwai Ler and Happy V-Day! :)

Loshini said...

He probably dropped by to wish you a roaring new year and tu fei meng! :D