Feb 3, 2009

Thalpe Bird Life

[Thalpe, Sri Lanka] Every night around dusk, thousands of these little birds would nest in the trees around our villa, quite literally right above our heads. It's not clear whether they're hummingbirds or something swallow-like; they moved like hummingbirds, but their profiles didn't have that hummingbird look to them.

Also, since we had our dinner served on our veranda most nights, and all the dishes would have to be walked across open sky from the kitchen, we learned to wait to order dinner until after they had settled down for the night. Nothing ruins a good vacation like bird poop in your soup.

If you turn your sound up real high, you can hear Bella's commentary above the flapping feathery din.

Link to Google Video