I don't know which bird this is in the picture. I think it could be a kingfisher.
I love seeing birds around the place. They just add so much life and beauty to a place. How dull this world would be without them. At times I make the kids I teach, to be quite and listen to the birds outside. Birds need to be appreciated and protected.This awareness should be created from the beginning stages of human life.
I wish I could fly like them, this is a longing I have had since childhood. Being on an aeroplane is great but its not the same as flying.