There are always lots of things to learn when moving to a new area. Here in Jalisco we found that the rainy season is a few weeks away by the rain birds letting us know.
At first they start with a lone one or two on the occasional evening at dusk and within a few weeks they are singing away pretty much day and night.
What are rain birds? When we first moved here we read about them on the local groups and wondered what people were talking about. What kind of bird sings at night, anyway? Well actually they aren’t birds at all, they are cicadas. I seldom see them, just the occasional wing on the patio in the morning.
Turn your speakers on and listen to the video above if you want to hear what they sound like at dusk.
We’re looking forward to the rain, having had three nights of rain a week ago that was a godsend for the garden.