Bird watchers delight

Last year I had cute visitors that just loved my car windows or hated them thinking it was an intruder!


the happy couple


A pair of yellow face  grassquits came around this same time last year and made their home for  awhile ,building a nest and really settled in.They then started darting back and forth from the garden to the kitchen window. The male a little more aggresive started tapping his beak on the window.It was delightful to watch and the staff began a running commentry when the birds appeared and when they were gone.

I decided the next trip to Ticul I would look for birdseeds and from then on there was seeds outside on the windowsill every day.They got so cheeky that they would fly through the open window into the kitchen and rapidly out again.

When they left I was a little disappointed that they had flown the coup.Oh well, time for a change and a move to other parts .

This year to my surprise came tapping on the windowsill my friend grassy! Mira Valeria! Shouted a chorus from the kitchen staff.He,s back! Lets get the food out. I said.Hes come for breakfast.Without hesitating out came the food ,dish and a dish of water too.Promptly it was placed on the windowsill outside and he tucked in.Wow ! I said, he remembered.

feeding time

I didnt see his partner but she came along a few days later.  The nest  is being prepared to began the creation of babies  that will come along soon.I love mother nature she is wonderful in her creations.

The Yellow face grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus) is one of the smallest seedeater. It lives in pastures open areas, cleared woodland and clearings in low forests and is found in the southeast of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula.It builds its nest from plant fibre.

About thepickledonionyucatan

Born in England emigrated to Canada and now reside in the Yucatan Mexico. LIfe is a journey so enjoy as much as you can
This entry was posted in Wildlife/Animals and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Bird watchers delight

  1. Seasonsgirl says:

    Cute story and photos 🙂

  2. Pingback: article source

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s