I agree with you.
I agree with you.
Thanks. Muito obrigado.
I thought it would be nice to put some information in English about the birds I usually see around.
Some of these entries have files with birdsong which is very cool.I really like their sounds, but I know a lot of people particularly detest the sound of the rufous-bellied thrush. This bird usually start singing before the dawn, in order to avoid the predators like toucans or kestrels.
Listening to the sound of birds in a big polluted city for me is a privilege. I do not understand certain people.
Around my house (southeastern US), especially in the spring and early summer, we have a mockingbird that start its singing in the wee hours of the morning. It is loud, and very creative in its songs. I enjoy it, even though showtime is typically around 3AM; my husband does not.
Earlier this summer I was in northern Germany, and there it was cuckoos. The one hanging around where we were staying would forget its lines, going from a sweet, rhythmic “cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo” to “cuckoo…cuuuuuck cuuuuuuck cuuuuuck… (long pause)…cuckoo, cuckoo”. Right when I’d finally be drifting off to sleep in the 11PM twilight. Argh!
I’m sorry for your sleepless nights. I know what it’s like to spend a sleepless night, too.
It reminded me of the origin of Woody Woodpecker, that cartoon character:
I put a hummingbird feeder outside my window. I think I have never seen more than one in my entire life before I had to stay to care for mom in Maine. After a few weeks three distinct birds began to visit several times an hour. This video is of one of them. Color me wicked happy!
I think they are a family of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, and I think this one is skittish as the feeder environment changed because I took the window screen off to get a better video.
ETA, if you crank the audio you can hear the wings hum.
Nice! We get two, maybe three species here (in mid-town Tucson), but we could be trying harder…
I usually see the same green hummingbirg around the feeders. But I was surprised to see a black one flying past midnight in the middle of the city.
You know it’s hot when the cat drinks water like this…
My apartment has sun exposure on three sides. I’m looking around to see if I can find a better apartment that’s shielded from the sun.
Such a handsome kitteh! Yes, very similar to my fluffball.
Cães de guarda. Some guard dogs I found on the streets of Rio.
Oh, If you have the opportunity, go watch Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs. I watched this afternoon and enjoyed it very much.
At first, it’s a stop motion movie about Japanese dogs, but you can detect some parallels with our own times.
Oppression, corruption, brainwashing and demonization of social groups. It’s all there along with people and dogs that fight for what they believe.
Every morning a flock of periquitões-maracanã (Psittacara leucophthalmus) visit the carambola tree in the backyard of my mother’s house. These birds despise the ripe fruits and prefer those that are green.