Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Welcomed Guests 1

Two weeks ago, this young couple started coming to our house. They seemed like a nice pair. We didn’t know where they were from, but it didn’t matter coz we actually liked them. They loved to stay in the garden and would talk incessantly near my potted palm tree on my side terrace. I didn’t quite get what kind of language they were using, but their voices were soothing to the ear.

They appeared when the morning arrived (since the house was quiet without the kids screaming about) and stayed until dusk came. They were planning something big for sure, and my guess at that time would be on their new home. My maids would watch them thru the kitchen windows and would sometime walk by them to let them know that there were people living in the house. They were trespassing alright, but we didn’t mind, as long as they didn’t give us any trouble.

Over the weekend when I was home, I’d peep at them thru the sliding door. At times I’d use my binoculars and watched them working. Such patience they had, and I wished I could be like them. How well they planned their work and how hard they worked towards getting what they wanted. And such a loving couple they were.

Yesterday was a special day for the pair. I came home from work to a beaming Hasya. She *whispered* to me that the gal has given birth! I was overjoyed! (*the whispering was a crucial one since we didn’t want Haifa-The-Curious-One to know about the couple just yet or that would be the end of tranquility for them*).

This morning, when the gal left (I think to get her breakfast), I sneaked to her new abode and took this pix.

That was before I left to work this morning.

When I came home this evening, there was a surprise – another one!

Notice how intricate their new home is. Such delicate work. Weaved with love and affection.

Now there are two! Maybe there'll be more tomorrow. Who knows? And you know what, I'll be happy if they decided to stay here permanently :)


sYaNa said...

Salam :o)

Bestnya! Two new guests with two exciting news :o) The eggs are colourful ... very interesting :o)

pssst ... pls check your FB email :o)

Take care.

Salt N Turmeric said...

wow bestnya! its gotta be exciting waiting for the eggs to hatch kan?

Yatie_T said...

Kak Ja,
telur burung apa ni? Tak sabar nak tengok. :)

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Ibu, according to Chinese beliefs, because your house has good karma, good tidings, good flow of energy....very serene, full of love and warmth....your visitors choose to have their babies.

Birds want safe environment, no noise, no worries of predators, and least of all they want quiet and comfortable surroundings.

And out of all the hundreds of homes the couple must have checked out, they choose your home.

If for me, ha ha, I will look up the chinese book of numbers, beli empat ekor for 'birds' or' eggs', ha ha.

Ibu, your house is good energy....warm and serene...they will bring good luck to your home.
Best regards, lee.
If nothing better to do, senang datang.

Ida Hariati Hashim said...

Salam Ibu,

I agree with Lee, indeed your home has a good karma..:)

I too, hope they'd stay at your place for generations.

Mum and Roses said...

Ibu, That's what came to my mind, they chose your home. Amazing! Nice entry.

min said...

ja... i wld hv to agree with uncle lee.. to read ur post, gave me a warm fuzzy feelings...u r so lucky.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Syana,
I’m so excited to see the 2nd egg last night. Actually the two eggs have the same color. It must have been the lighting or the terrace light that made the egg in that color. I took the pic at dusk.

I’ve emailed you. TQ dear :)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Farina,
I know I have to be patient. But I’m giddy with excitement!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Yatie,
Frankly, I have no idea what kind of birds they are. The face is white. Body macam light brown. But the interesting thing is its crown (yg atas kepala tu). Nice looking birds but can’t take their picture yet. Takut kacau.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear U.Lee,
Thank you for your kind words. My maid said the same thing too. I really hope that’s true!

The thing is, the potted palm tree (as in the first pic) is actually on the side terrace of the house. That means, it’s the walkway from the parking area to the kitchen door, and we like to use this door to enter the house to get in, instead of the main door in front. Since it’s a narrow walkway, we’ll pass by the plant all the time and will actually 'disturb’ the leaves everytime we pass by. My husband can look into its nest everytime he lalu situ. Furthermore, it’s situated next to the sliding door, which will always be opened during the day. It must be very loud for the birds especially after lunch when 3 of the children be at home. Bising.

The thing is, of all the plants/trees I have (I have more than a hundred types of plants at home), the birds chose the one nearest to us. Kinda surprising, isn’t it?

Hehehe... you want my car number? Or my house number?

You take care U.Lee :)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Ida,
I too hope so.

My maid wanted to keep the gal but I told her we should feel special since they chose the plant nearest to us, instead of so many other trees in/out of the garden. I told her, they trust us, so why breach it.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Mum and Roses,
Best kan? I'm really glad they're here. I don't know how long it will take before they hatch. Gotta search the netlah.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Min,
I hope they'll stay. The mother 'sleeps' with the eggs after Maghrib. I could only see here tail out of the nest last night. Really a pretty sight.

yus said...

bestnya ada nest tepi pintu.
last night my anak dara cat gave birth to 3 litters.Terkejut berok we all sebab she is considered remaja. dahla body duk slim,tak sangka dia pregnant all these while.She also gave birth tepi pintu, bawah fish pond and bawah kereta respectively.I think she didn't know what to do.that's why dia lari rata to give birth. Pagi ni bila I undur kereta, she was lying there with the 3rd litter just came out. Terkejut lagi...
And the saddest part is, just last week kaki dia patah kena langgar kereta I. Bawa pi kampung vet, kena pasang bandage and tongkat.Tu pun tak tau lagi dia pregnant. Ada 'ong' ka, err...uncle lee..?

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Alahai Yus... kesiannya kat mak kucing tu. Kaki dia sakit lagi ka? Tu yang triple kesian tu.

How are the litters? Ok ka? Isshh...

yus said...

ja, sad to say semua litters tu dah arwah, with the 3rd one just gone pagi ni. kena tanam semua. mak kucing trauma, lari rumah tak balik.Ni mcm kes buang anak ni.Terdengkot2 pun, boleh lari lagi.Sure tak reti nak jaga anak, sbb dia pun still muda lagi. kesian anak dia, takdak harapan even masa dilahirkan.

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Ibu, ha ha, hope the babies have arrived.
Maybe they will return every 6 months.
Have fun and keep well, Lee.

mamasita said...

Dear DDI
What a beautiful entry! Kalah National Geographic Channel!Hooi terrorlah you ambik gambar nest guest you! Jangan lupa show us bila the eggs dah hatch ok? And check selalu jangan Mak Cing terkam pulak!

wanshana said...


Seronok baca entry ni. I sebenarnya dah baca masa memula you posted hari tu, tapi tak tersempat nak leave any comments.

Orang tua-tua kata kalau burung buat sarang kat rumah kita, insya Allah murah rezqi. And betul lah kata Uncle Lee tu - your house has good vibes :)

I look forward to see the pics of the baby birdies nanti.

Take care, dear :)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Yus,
Kesiannya! Takut mak dia pi commit suicide pulak nanti! How are your girls? Did they know about this? Sedih dak depa?

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear U.Lee,
Yes, I really hope so. May the come and visit us from time to time. I'm not sure whether birds do that or not...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Mamasita,
I hope Mak Cing tak boleh panjat pokok palm tu. So far so good. I think it will take around 24 days for the eggs to hatch. Jangan I dok ralit sampai terlupa nak ambil gambar sudahla...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Shana,
I hope so, dear :)

I've checked and found out the birds are called Merbah. My mom was the one who told me, and when I looked it up, yeap, it's Merbah alright. I like to see the 'jambul' on the bird's head tu.

Can't wait to see the baby birds!

yus said...

my kids sedih sekejap je. banyak lagi alleycats kat belakang rumah tu depa adopt sekor demi sekor. Now dah ada 2 ekor cutie pies depa ambik bawa ke depan rumah. Kucing2 tu mcm kaduk naik junjong la.Dari makan leftovers jiran2 bagi sampai la ni boleh makan friskies lah...cheewah..
Yang lari tu, tak balik2 sampai sekarang. Ntah ke mana tak tau la...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Yus :)
Takpa lah lagu tu... Patah Tumbuh Hilang Berganti! How lucky the strays are - siap dapat cat food lagi...