The rainy season ended in October, and the countryside is turning brown. Nows the time for my water feature to bring in the birds. And it sure is.
I looked out my kitchen window yesterday around 11 a.m. and spotted the following species splashing about:
Black-throated gray warbler
I also heard the following in nearby trees and shrubs:
Orange-billed nightingale thrush
All are commonly seen this time of year. I'm not sad that there wasn't a rarity in the bunch, because I know one day I'll look out and will spot something unusual. I just know it.
As you can see, I need to surround the cascada with appropriate plants. But that means I must dig up the dirt, screen out the rocks, and amend the dirt with oak-leaf compost. Not an easy job but one I'll tackle before rainy season starts in May.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention this little nocturnal creature. It's called a tlacuache in Mexico; an oppossum of yet to be determined species. S/he likes having water handy as well.