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... lunch, we went back to the veranda. There was a large black bird with blue eyes and a brilliant yellow tail. He swooped and flew around so fast that I could never get him with his tail open. He stopped frequently on the plank feeders for the fruit. He also had a lot of nests hanging from the tree. They looked like bushy "tear drop ornaments" hanging. He is related somewhere to the weaver bird we have seen ...
... island. Wow, already better than the parrot island.
As we sit there, more and more flocks/groups of scarlet ibis come winging overhead and by us at water level to get to the island. They are coming from all directions, from other forests, from plantations where there is sugar cane, from marshes and fields where there is other agriculture. They spread out during the day to find food and then come ...
... shape which enables them to hover; the wings beat between 100 and 600 beats per minute. There are 16 species in the world, 13 live on this property and they only grow in this eastern part of the world - North, Central and South America. If you ever see one in the wild in Australia you can assume it is very lost. I could go on and on about them - they really are that interesting - but have a look at www.yerette.com for more facts and gorgeous photos. Included in ...
... is raised on vines running along trellises which perch on the steep hillside. To harvest, one walks under the vines (which are only about four feet off the ground), reaching up and picking the produce.
Eventually, we arrived at the town of Brasso Seco (which literally means "dry branch" but refers to a person exiled from the community rather than a dried up river) where we stopped for drinks. Then, we continued up a very bad ...
... less gritty tourist beach for a dip in the surf – plenty of lifeguards and red flags to indicate strong undertow – the former obviously made the latter not an issue, as everyone was swimming where the red flags were!
As ever, timing of maxi taxis is crucial – they only run when full so you have to choose wisely – try and take one too early, like I did, an no-one has finished their POS shopping and ...
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