"Time, you old gypsy man, Will you not stay? Put up your caravan, Just for a day....." I know he will not, no matter how much I try to entice him to, when I realize that I don't remember any more whether I mentioned the birds in my garden. Age is certainly playing tricks on my memory, but not on my knowledge of myself - knowing how crazily I run after them trying to get a click, I am sure, I must have shared a pic or video sometime before, in some forum or the other. Talking of chasing birds, it is the normal story of my life. However when I have not slept a wink one night, badly the next and then woken up for an early morning class, it is no surprise that I like to get my 40 winks at 10 am. I wait for the Woman Friday and Lady Anatole to come, give them their work for the day and try to settle down cosily for said 40 winks. I hear a call from the balcony - normally I'd have run to the mesh door with my camera. "Damn that bird, I want to sleep", I think and try to dig myself deeper into my pillows. The call gets louder, then another and another and soon there is a full-fledged party going on in my balcony. No way I can go to sleep. I have to go and check out. I have never had them shout for so long and so insistently in the past. If I do not grab this opportunity, who would be the loser??? Have I told you that my balcony plants were doing very badly for a while? 2020 was no incentive for me to try, not that much could have been done, given that there was no way of getting stuff for the garden. 2021 gave me the much needed push and I got a plant with little pink flowers when I read that it attracts birds. What a delight to see it working the next day when I was again watching the bulbuls at breakfast. That was a special day indeed. 4-5 bulbuls to breakfast, then the same number for lunch and in addition this sunbird feasting on nectar. It had never ever occurred to me to leave water out for the birds till I kept seeing messages on WhatsApp. (Whoever said social media cannot be useful?) And here is what I saw today. I may not have a little pond for birds to splash around in, but this is good enough.