First thing in the morning, I often see a hadeda on the lawn, digging for insects and worms with its long curved beak. (A hadeda is an ibis, Bostrychia hagedash.)
They will appear in my garden at odd times throughout the day, but mostly early morning or evening.
They shove their beaks right down into the lawn to reach the bugs.
Little Monkey saw the bird too, from her ‘lair’ on her mat inside the house, but she didn’t bother to get up; not until its friend flew down to join it.
The noise of the flapping wings and the movement of the bird landing were like a starting pistol to Little Monkey.
Ready Steady Go!
She leapt out of the starting gate running straight for the Intruders, travelling at the speed of light by the time she hit the lawn.
But the birds were even faster and had already flown the coop!