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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer Everyone

Smooth-billed Ani, a member of the Cuckoo Family.  They rather cleverly hunted for grasshoppers and crickets in the thatch set down for roof repairs.  Very fun to watch.

Svmer is icumen in
Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweþ sed and bloweþ med
and springþ þe wde nu.
Sing cuccu!
Summer is a-coming in
Loudly sing cuckoo
Groweth seed and bloweth mead
and springs the wood anew
Sing cuckoo!
Awe bleteþ after lomb,
lhouþ after calue cu,
Bulluc sterteþ, bucke uerteþ.
Murie sing cuccu!
Cuccu, cuccu,
Wel singes þu cuccu.
ne swik þu nauer nu!
Sing cuccu nu, Sing cuccu!
Ewe bleateth aft-er lamb,
Calf loweth after cow,
Bullock starteth, buck farteth,
Merry sing cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo!
Well singest thou cuckoo,
Nor cease thou never now!
Sing cuckoo now, Sing cuckoo


  1. Look at the beak on that guy!

  2. I scrolled down to make sure I got the first Peru post to read it all, see all the pictures, and boy, was it worth it. Like you, I am very tasty to biting bugs, but I'd take that as part of the "price" to make the trip. It looks marvelous!

  3. it was amazing. My skin still shows the marks but it does that at the least trauma. Thankfull that it did not itch too much.