I am not a giant fan of birds. I know a lot of you out there love birds, and I’m sorry. It could be that I’m traumatized by the 8 or 9 birds I couldn’t keep alive in high school. Now it’s mostly pigeons. I hate pigeons. I kick pigeons. There are plenty of pigeons here (and I was desperately hoping that they wouldn’t be in Africa) for me to sneer at, but there is a new bird that is climbing the ranks in terms of things that irritate me. The hadeda ibis. Sure, it looks kind of cool and you might think that it would be cool to see these walking around on campus. Don’t be fooled. Listen to THIS. I especially like the hadeda combined with the egyptian goose. Lovely.
Today was a perfect day: yoga, coffee, snuggling up with a book during a thunderstorm…all interrupted at regular intervals by the hadeda. Outside my window, flying overhead, they were mocking my attempt at having a peaceful day. Oh, and they also like to start around 5 am. Geese, pigeons and hadedas, please stop ruining it for other perfectly pleasant birds.