The traffic was extraordinarily congested today as I drove down the bay route road. A too fast changing traffic light at a junction may be the cause of the jam.
As I was waiting for the traffic to move, I gave my eyes a rest on the greens along the road.
Up the telephone line I saw a squirrel casually performing the tight-rope crossing. That was from the left to the right of the road.
Further right I saw a tembusu tree standing majestically overshadopwing smaller trees underneath it. Its leaves rustled as the gentle morning breeze passed through.
Suddenly I saw a commotion up one of its branch. A scruffle broke out between five magpie robins and a seemingly minding-its-own-business squirrel.
The birds were chasing away the squirrel from the branch. They took turn to bombard the mammal with its beaks.
I did not know why they did so. That squirrel did nothing wrong to the birds. Or were they defending their nest against the mammal? But as far as I know, squirrels do not normally rob bird's nest.
Well, I don't blame them. Even we humans make mistakes.