2008/12/27

Work, work, work

It's been a month or so since we moved. Well, kind of moved.

At the office, our division was on the 6th, 5th and 2nd floor... all mixed up with other areas. We all moved to the second floor now.

I had no windows on my previous work station on 6th floor. Now I get to see some action on trees planted next to the building...


This West Peruvian Dove (Zenaida Meloda) seems to be working too. Holding a twig this "CuculĂ­", as we call this bird in Peru, flew to another tree, far from my curious eyes to keep on building a fine nest (I presume)

They are easy to id, as they have some blue facial skin around the eyes and white patches on wing coverts (very visible when they fly)

It was nice to find this one so close, the photo is not great, as the double window and my poor camera were not really liking each other! But, hey, I won't complain, I do have a better view from my work station than a month ago, and now that the summer is here, I hope to see some more action outside, even though the financial area in this very grey city has little nature around.

BTW, some people from work who used to look at me in a funny way when I stared at birds or went on and on and on about some new bird I discovered, are now the ones who point out the windows and take pics even with their phones to send them to me! Maybe a future post should be related to the pictures sent by friends and family, who now, are ACTUALLY staring at birds, even if they say they don't!

9 comments:

Mary said...

That's so true! I still get weird looks and have been referred to as "bird brain, bird lady..." LOL! But, there are a few people who are taking notice of the birds that never did before.

Glad you have a better view, Mel.

Mary

Mel said...

Hola Mary!
Great to have you around :)
Well, they say they don't care about birds, but I catch them now and then looking out of the window, and getting excited about the picture they got "just because of me"... lol
I know it is getting into them!!
I have a window now!! yippieee!!
Hope to see some more in the following days.

Birdfreak said...

I am glad you have a window to watch birds, it can make work so much better! :-)

suvro said...

Great dear!

I never thought bird watching can be something which you can write on.In cities we hardly have the time to wait n watch birds.We barely watch our friends.So next time I willb watchful

Sekhar said...

Mel, All the best in the New Year for no missed opportunity for a great photograph, good health, success and prosperity.

And by the way, happy viewing from your office window :)

shirl said...

Hi there Mel :)

Just popped by to wish you a “HAPPY HOGMANAY” and all the best for 2009!! Wishing you some brilliant bird moments in the year ahead :-D

matthew houskeeper said...

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Mel said...

¡Hola a todos!

Thank you for your visit! I wish you all a great 2009, filled with love, health, happiness and success!

It is such a great difference!! I noticed I smile more now ;)

RuthieJ said...

Hi Mel,
I'm glad you're in a new office area where you can see the birds outside now. And even better is that your love of nature and birds is encouraging others to share in the experience. :-D