Waiting for my breakfast porridge, I was deep in heavy hearted conversation with a friend back home this morning. When suddenly a flash of irridescent teal swooped into the pool, dipped its long beak and without stopping flew up to the balcony across from me. I was so thrilled! It was the elusive kingfisher, a bird attributed with good luck. It repeated this performance 3 more times in rapid succession each time landing in a different spot closer to me affording me the opportunity of closer inspection. The kingfisher’s plumage is colorblocked with red, white, black sections as well as the bright teal green. As I came back inside I noticed my heart was filled with birdsong. I made a note to have a Kingfisher beer with my lunch later in celebration.