Of all the birding places in the world, we had to be here at the campus of the University of the Philippines (U.P.) in Diliman. The proximity to our home, of course, was the perfect excuse. However, this particular Saturday morning, something seemed to be a little weird. That was why I was wondering what stroke of fate brought us here at this particular place to experience this strange phenomenon: most of the birds we photographed were staring directly at us!
a Black-naped Oriole
a Long-tailed Shrike
a Pied Triller
and a Striated Grassbird
Thankfully, as my wife and I were about to leave, a Coppersmith Barbet was just too busy gorging on the berries that it never even paused to give us that dreadful glaring look.
Still shaken by being stared at by several birds, we decided to have a buffet breakfast at the nearby Cafe Sweet Inspirations, so that, you know, we can shake off that eerie feeling. This time it was the two of us that were gawking at such an array of delicious food.
Here's looking at you fried rice, chicken and pork adobo, fried longanisa, crispy danggit, champurado, lugaw, endless coffee, .....