Morning snack time — fresh boiled corn is a must for Maia. The amount this skinny girl eats is astonishing. Below is a picture of the sunset from the food stall area.

So, if you ever go to First Beach, you need to bring binoculars and a good camera lens for taking pictures of the birds. There are parrots everywhere. And horn bills too. And then mynas of various types. I have never seen parrots in the wild like that before. They are awkward fliers compared to the graceful swallows, and they have a very distinctive call, again, rather un-melodious. But they sure are colorful. As you can see from the picture, we didn’t have the right lens along .. .