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