People who know me well are aware that I’m not very keen on birds. I admire their beauty when they are in the sky, or in a tree, but I feel irrationally scared of one brushing me with its wing, or worse, landing in my hair! When on assignment – like my “Behind the Scenes” visit to Butterfly Gardens – I always try to give a professional impression, approaching each new situation with an open mind. I had not considered the chances of bird interactions that morning. Thank goodness for my face mask: it almost entirely covers the look of horror on my face when the inquisitive “Little E” decided to get a closer peek. Apparently parrots don’t know about social distancing.
photo by Amanda Cribdon Photography