The other day I found a feather in the yard and it got me thinking about all the different types of birds that live in Tanzania.
One of my main duties at our house in Mwanza is policing the yard and protecting it from all the birds. This is quite the task since there’s so many darn birds everywhere all the time. When I was younger mom used to be afraid that the hawks would scoop down and get me (she even contemplated making me wear armor outside, which never happened, thank God. Besides she’s already put me in enough embarrassing outfits for a lifetime).
As you all know, I’ve put on weight and those birds could never lift me now, so I can police in full-body freedom-of-movement!
This is what the big guy looked like close up. These are also the most common birds that I see. Being a dog, I don’t know the proper name for it, but you don’t need those kind of specifics when you’re protecting the yard.
Recently, mom showed me some photos of other birds that live in Tanzania, but which aren’t found in the ecological niche that is my yard. It made me very grateful that I’m ONLY dealing with the big hawk bird and not all those other scary winged-creatures.
And with those feathered monsters in mind, I think I’ll run off with my yard-father and play!