I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
Just a Common Myna, but his birdsong, which I can only describe as 'pretty' drew me to him during our walk, and he looked so comfortable, with the sun hitting him just right, nestled in a tree gone all autumnal. I couldn't resist.
These birds when flocked together are deafening and unpleasant, but this single one, as I said, sounded 'pretty' - and as I got closer, also a little funny. They have a way of sounding as thought they're holding entire two-way conversations with themselves. If anyone is interested in hearing an example, you can find a good one here:
and it's in the far right column of the page, underneath the pics, under "Calls".