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Life is good!
A week ago I went to Puerto Vallarta to try to save my broken heart. Unfortunately I failed to achieve this, and I had to return home with unfulfilled cause. This would normally have been a hurtful experience, humiliated and leaving no perspective for the future. But it wasn’t so. I felt pretty good, and optimistic, because unexpected things happened!
During my failed mission I was staying at Rancho Primavera at Bonnie’s good will. I had no plans about birding on the ranch. Both because my thoughts were elsewhere, and because the normal birding season was over. But despite of this I still brought my birding gear. Routinely after 30 years of birding, I guess. You never know.
And exactly so! Bonnie and I had not been talking about birds while planning for my arrival, so when I got there my eyes grew big, when she told me that a hermit had been coming to the feeder during the last several days!
Even though I live 6 hours from the ranch, I still consider it one of my local birding patches. During the years I have grown found of the place like so many others, and my bird list is one that I maintain with diligence and affection. I had seen the hermit on the property before, but only once and only a brief view down by the river. Bonnie had often talked about the hermit coming to feed on the flowers in front of her kitchen window, but never h ... read more
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|March 9th 2016 during a short period of time rain transformed to melting snow in Guadalajara, first time in many years, after the arrival of cold front no. 45 this winter which gave strong winds and rain in most of Mexico.|