Saturday, June 02, 2007
A trapeze on the ground ???
Last Wednesday was a day for safety awareness and there was a small exercise for the trainees as part of the training on the subject. It was just a matter of being with the trainees for 10 minutes. But the exercise was scheduled in a station almost 40 kilometers away.
I sent my trainees in the minivan with the driver and I proceeded after 10 minutes in my pick up.
After the exercise, I have allowed my trainees to go back early and I stayed behind to meet a few of my ex-trainees who has already become regular staff.
My return was delayed until 11AM and I have as usual, cruised at low speed enjoying sights around me.
The summer this year is abnormally hot and the pools were getting dry. There were very few migrating birds that day. There were a few showers which were simply not enough to wet the fertile land.
On the way I had to pass through many pools with muddy water that were actually dug for the shepherds and cattle...the only source of water to cater the animals.
While passing the third pool I saw movement in black and stopped.
I saw this bird doing a virtual dance near the pool.
First what I thought was that it somehow got hurt by some cactus thorns which are deadly to these birds when they are dry.
I knew I can’t help the poor thing, as the reef Herons are so much afraid of of us.
I stopped the pick up and decided to investigate.
When I was out of the car, I had a partial view of the pool and now, I clearly saw that it was doing a virtual waltz near the pool.
I thought that the bird was crazy.
Now I asked this question to myself
Does it happen ?
I didn't know if they become crazy some times?
I have never thought about this subject before ! I have to ask Abdulla or refer some books.
Who else in the hell want to do a waltz when the sun is on top of your head ?
Yes, that one was one crazy black Heron, was my thought.
While I was watching that peculiar dance of my friend in the sun, I noticed yet another moment nearby, which I couldn’t see before, due to the dry weeds that blocked my view.
I moved to get a clear view.
Now I knew what that cheeky fella was doing and the reason for his crazy dance.
A crazy Heron waltzing ?
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