Birds of Paradise

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Living here, or in my case just wintering here, is like living in an aviary.  My cottage is on a cliff overlooking the sea, but I’m surrounded by beautiful trees and shrubs.  The birds are always around me.  An Emerald Hummingbird visits the flowers on the Ixora bushes, 2 Bare-Eyed Pigeons engaged in courting behavior on a railing, Bananaquits and Rufous-collared Sparrows actually come inside the house to visit.

At home in Lincoln, Massachusetts, I am a birder, meaning somebody who goes somewhere with binoculars specifically to see interesting birds.  But here the birds come to me.

I am going to post photos of Bananaquits (yellow bellies they call them here) and a Bare-Eyed Pigeon, a much bigger bird than our street pigeons.  If I can figure out how to do that!

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About Diana's Curacao

Architect, art historian and naturalist guiding individualized tours of Curacao. Blending architecture, nature, gastronomy and shopping according to the interests of my tour guests (no more than 4 at a time). More about me, and even better, more about this beautiful island and the tours I do, at my website: www.curacaowithdiana.com.

2 responses »

  1. You’re off to a good start. I might suggest posting some of your earlier “faux blog” entries (for instance and perhaps especially,2011-12 #2. Also, I don’t know how WordPress handles pics, but that would be lovely, too! Go, Diana!

  2. Hi Diana,

    This is a follow up to my earlier comment. When I mentioned posting pictures along with your last “faux blog” entry, I was thinking of the birds, maybe not the German couple you referred to…or…maybe? Why discriminate?

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