This time of the year I begin to scan the skies for the arrival of the Yellow- Billed Kites, my favourite bird. I always have the feeling that something precious has returned with my first sighting. It’s a beautiful bird and spends the time between August and March of the following year with us. During this time, virtually every day, they make these low level passes over our homes hunting for all sorts, their sharp eyes working and scanning the ground and their magnificent wings and tail skilfully steering them through the air.
Right now I’m filled with a wonderful sense of expectation. It can be any day now. 🙂 I wrote this Haiku for them. I wish I could read it out to them when they arrive. 🙂
Wings mounting the wind
Eyes searching the ground
In them, heaven and earth are one