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Little cuties!

I love geckos.  We have them all over the house, and enjoy their kissing noises in the evening.  They are considered good luck, and since they eat bugs and are cute, we are happy to have them living with us! They like to run around at night, and in the morning we have evidence of where they’ve been!  They like to hang out above one of my kitchen counters (yes, it get’s cleaned first thing in the morning) and on...

A Bird Tale

Do you remember back in 2008 when Paul and I took care of 50 baby parrots for a couple of weeks?  I wrote about the experience here and here and here. When they left our care I wrote about them here. When they were about a year old Conrehabit released them to the wild, but a few were evaluated as either being too tame or physically unable to live in the wild.  That’s how we ended up with Pancho and...

The Hummingbird Hang-out

We have lots of hummingbirds in our yard.  I thought I’d share a couple videos with you.  The first is a hummingbird sitting in a nest she was in the process of building in our courtyard.  Unfortunately, a few days after this was filmed we saw a broken egg on the ground and the nest was abandoned.  It seemed to be a pretty precarious spot to us, and obviously Mama thought so, too.  (12 seconds) Last night I noticed a...

Bathtime in Mazatlan

Our patios are quite the playground for the local flock of hummingbirds. We feed them at a feeder, supply them with pretty flowers to sip from, and provide them with an all-important bathtub. Our climate is very dry for most of the year, and a bird can have quite a challenge finding water to bathe in that is safe from predators. Our fountain is very well used – and in the morning if we don’t turn it on quickly enough...

Meet Poncho and Lefty

Tiko If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that we had to leave our Yellow-shouldered Amazon, Tiko, back in the US with my best friend while we sorted out how to bring him into Mexico.  Unfortunately, it seems impossible to bring him into Mexico at this time, due to red tape relating to bird flu.  A picture of Tiko is above. (If you want to see a video of him talking and climbing around on his...