Breakfast, Birds & Clouds

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Wed 4 Apr 2018 22:57
Breakfast, Birds & Backing Winds with Amazing Lightning
 
 
 
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Bear certainly was on no diet when he saw his breakfast, just look at that cheesy grin. Porridge, fry up and a bucket of tea, doesn’t get much better than this. Our first Himalayan bulbul sat looking proud in the garden.
 
 
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Behind Bear’s head I counted forty eight vultures and one co-operated and flew nearer.
 
 
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Below the back garden we watched a lady sowing, a family sowing following on behind the dad working the team and plough.
 
 
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Back to the garden and a butterfly attracted to a yellow flower.
 
 
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A chap posed this way and that.
 
 
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A couple of big fellas came by and a human.
 
 
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A real beauty scruffing about.
 
 
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This handsome boy (crimson sunbird) settled to his breakfast.
 
 
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Another at the end of the dining room to set about a hibiscus flower.
 
 
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Two different varieties of poinsettia and a huge carpenter bee from my breakfast seat.
 
 
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Another bulbul, a little brown job and after breakfast we looked down at the lake, very dark as a helicopter passed below us.
 
 
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We bimbled back toward our room as Ishwor (host) pointed out a nest, very hidden and then he got it out to show us. He told us that the pair had finished with it for the year and will build a new one when they return.
 
 
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Blooms outside our room, then, the first big dollops of rain.
 
 
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Looking down from our room the valley was very dull and hazy.
 
 
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We took the opportunity to lay on our bed and simply cloud watch. A thin wisp coming from the next valley and a puff coming up the valley.
 
 
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The rain hammered as the clouds thickened. We could see spectacular lightning every four or five minutes.
 
 
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In between power cuts and wi-fi signal coming and going, Bear ordered bits for Beez and we thoroughly enjoyed watching the valley appear and disappear.
 
 
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After supper we went to the front view and saw Pokhara below.
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL A MIXED OL’ BAG OF ENJOYMENT
                     BEAUTIFUL VIEWS TO CHILL OUT TO