The balcony observer's 345th report- Cyclops (Mulberry, Part 13) 獨眼鳥 桑葚

by Tsao T-F July. 24, 2021 244 views

In Greek mythology and later Roman mythology, the Cyclopes (meaning Circle-eyes or Round-eyes) are giant one-eyed creatures. Today, a bird came to my balcony. He has a sturdy figure, rude movements, and most importantly, he has only one eye. I call him Cyclops.

在希臘神話和後來羅馬神話中,賽克洛普斯(意指“圓眼”)是獨眼巨人。今天我的陽台來了一隻鳥,他的身材壯碩,動作粗魯,而最重要的是,他只有一隻眼睛。我叫它獨眼龍賽克洛普斯。

A Light-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis) was holding a red mulberry in the "Central Theater" on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan. I do not know him. I never saw him on the balcony. 一隻叫白頭翁叼著紅色的桑葚在我陽台上的”中央劇場”。我不認識他。我在陽台從來沒看過他。

A Light-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis) was holding a red mulberry in the "Central Theater" on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan. I do not know him. I never saw him on the balcony. 一隻叫白頭翁叼著紅色的桑葚在我陽台上的”中央劇場”。我不認識他。我在陽台從來沒看過他。

He bit the fruit a little, so the juice spurted. 他稍微咬了一下果子,於是果汁噴了起來。

He bit the fruit a little, so the juice spurted. 他稍微咬了一下果子,於是果汁噴了起來。

Just like "A-Shou" I know, this guy also show the "Gulp down" stunt. 就像我認識的”阿瘦”,這傢伙也會表演”一口吞”絕技。

Just like "A-Shou" I know, this guy also show the "Gulp down" stunt. 就像我認識的”阿瘦”,這傢伙也會表演”一口吞”絕技。

He swallowed that fruit. 他吞下那個果子了。

He swallowed that fruit. 他吞下那個果子了。

But you see, he looks different from "A-Shou". 但是你看,他長得和”阿瘦”不一樣。

But you see, he looks different from "A-Shou". 但是你看,他長得和”阿瘦”不一樣。

He does not have a left eye, it may have been injured. 他沒有左眼,可能是受過傷。

He does not have a left eye, it may have been injured. 他沒有左眼,可能是受過傷。

Perhaps because of the limited visual field, his movements were a bit slow. 或許是視野受限,他的行動有一點緩慢。

Perhaps because of the limited visual field, his movements were a bit slow. 或許是視野受限,他的行動有一點緩慢。

He turned around to leave. 他轉過身準備離開了。

He turned around to leave. 他轉過身準備離開了。

Before leaving, he glanced at me with a healthy right eye and seemed to say thank you. 離開前他用健康的右眼看我了一眼,似乎在向我說謝謝。

Before leaving, he glanced at me with a healthy right eye and seemed to say thank you. 離開前他用健康的右眼看我了一眼,似乎在向我說謝謝。

to be continued... (未完待續...)

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Camellia Staab 2 months ago

How perfect that you were able to capture both the good side and the bad side of his head. Wonder how he ended up with one eye. No doubt he is much more friendlier than Polyphemus in the Odyssey. smile

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Tsao T-F Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months ago

In fact, he is a very friendly pilot, not a terrible giant. Thank you Camellia.grinning

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Linda Patki 2 months ago

Oh I love this bird!! What a trooper (trouper?). (Not a scientific term.) And your captions as always are wonderful.

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Tsao T-F Replied to Linda Patki 2 months ago

Thank you for the comment. Glad you love him.bird

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Jay Boggess 2 months ago

Nice shots! Glad to see the "Cyclopes" is still able to get around & find food! I'll bet he returns for more mulberries!+1

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Tsao T-F Replied to Jay Boggess 2 months ago

Survival is a challenge for injured wild animals. Fortunately, he can still walk around and find food as you mentioned. Thanks Jay, I believe he will come to my balcony for the next breakfast soon.eyes

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Jay Boggess Replied to Tsao T-F 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Keep us posted!smile

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J D 2 months ago

My friend you are now anointed "the bird whisperer" grinning

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Tsao T-F Replied to J D 2 months ago

Thank you JD. Your words inspired me.heart
In fact, I didn't know the term "whisperer". Fortunately, after seeing Antonio’s comments last year, I consulted Google. Maybe you like to know:
https://www.photoblog.com/tsao/2020/09/08/the-balcony-observers-273th-report-beauty-is-his-name-wu-wei-feng-die-ta-jiao-zuo-mei-li/

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Leon Linder 2 months ago

I believe the word or the chirp is getting out about your balcony cafeteria.

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Tsao T-F Replied to Leon Linder 2 months ago

Welcome everybody! Let me take a picture of you, and then you can eat my breakfast for free.camerabread

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Antonio Gil 2 months ago

You have everything in your play, even a one-eyed monster. Amazing (better than Shakespeare)

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Tsao T-F Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months ago

Thank you for the comment my friend. I love your sweet words.
I like Shakespeare, his famous love story "Romeo and Juliet" is very popular around me.couple with heart

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