Saturday, March 15, 2008

Wings on the Wind

Yes they came.
In fact we saw our first birds while still driving from our home in the Klang Valley to Port Dickson.
And they came in over the Ilham Resort in a steady stream until we left...
No matter how many times I see this, it never fails to move me. Never.
And to think they have another 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles) and possibly several months to go before they arrive back to the place where they were born. Those who make it...
Some of them won't.
Some will fall to people with guns.
Some will drown after falling into the sea with exhaustion.
Some will die as a result of starvation or storms - starvation because we humans think its good to have loads of kids and develop the world into a place where there is no room for wildlife.
Migration moves me. Every time.

Why don't you have a look tomorrow?


Jo said...

How wonderful to see the raptors, I envy you.

I once read a sci fi book where the last animal on the planet was a mouse which was in a cage in his one room apartment. Finally the government demanded he got rid of it. I have a horror of that happening to the generations of the future.

Anonymous said...

God that's awesome. I get excited when I see one wedgetail up in the air! Does this happen every year?


Glenda Larke said...

Yes, every year for over two months in the Spring and again in the Autumn.

Alex said...

I missed it this time due to last minute change of plans to visit my grandma in hospital... Are the raptors still around next month?

Glenda Larke said...

Yes, Alex, but now is the peak season. The last few days has been spectacular. By April the larger birds have dwindled, but the smaller raptors are still passing.