Friday, April 24, 2015


My and my bird (photo: Professor Nick Day)

As I arrived at work late morning, having just dropped Amalee off at the airport, I was greeted with the incongruous sight of one of the car park attendants wondering around with this Blue-winged Pitta  in his hand!

It had presumably either hit a window or was simply exhausted, so I extracted it from the said attendant and took it into my office to show a few of my colleagues before taking it across the road to a small woodlot in the grounds of the adjacent hospital.  It few off strongly, hopefully to continue it's northward migration.

Photo: Pat Hannay

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