Party patterns-humans and birds

The Oriental White eye birds are gracious and kind enough to host their pool parties in our garden. While they are delightful to watch, one ca not but help noticing the patterns that emerge…similar to human parties……some of the categories of party-goers are…..

  • The Clown….they are crowd pullers who entertain…..like this bird who was dancing to his own tune……

  • The watchers…..they watch anyone who is different…..and alienate them, make them uncomfortable and leave….like these white-eyes watching the magpie….it left eventually….

  • The couples…they go to corners to celebrate on their own…..

  • The foodies and drinkers…..they stay around the food and drinks…..

  • The gossip mongers…..none are spared…..stories are being exchanged here….

  • The self-appointed Saviours …they don’t join the craziness, but watch those who are having fun and decide when they need saving from themselves…..watch the birds on the periphery….

  • The almost-leavers ….they stand almost outside but do not leave..they watch with remorse and resentment and want to be called back inside…..meanwhile The Show-offs demonstrate their diving skills to all those who are interested…or not!…this bird on the grass waited till everyone left….

  • The BFFs ….they keep a close watch on the friend who always over-indulges…and protect….

  • Those who want to network…instead of focusing on those close to them….they seek and search for important people….

  • The groupies…..some from a larger, noisier group…others look on, waiting to join…..

  • The nonchalant…..is there anyone a 100% like that….if you find them…..keep them…they have fun, are polite, don not follow anybody…….

  • The Outsider….a loner….watching with indifference? Interest? you decide…..


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