The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Saturday, December 19, 2020

The bird is the word...

I am lucky to have lots of birds in the area.  They are a constant source of insight and entertainment.  This morning I heard loud sharp squawks coming from the large tree behind the house.  What kind of bird is that?  I watched and listened to the loud sounds for a few minutes and then thought to grab a camera.  It was calling out loud and clear but why?  I tried to get closer by climbing up on the roof. 
That was too much for it, and with one final squawk, the word was "adios."  So what kind is it?


Roberta Christie said...

My guess it is a self-liberated, I.e., escaped pet parrot. In the city I routinely see/hear a flock of 4 or 5. Some type of green parrot. Oaxaca has parrots but in forest areas on slopes toward the Caribbean. Real Birders, chime in, please.

Christopher Stowens said...

You may be right that it is self-liberated. Its cries seemed plaintive... and I think I just heard it again this morning (the next day).

Bev in Connecticut said...

Maybe you can coax him in and have a new friend
I am not a fan of keeping birds in cages but....he could just live in a tree in your neighborhood and fly down to say hello and get a daily bowl of sunflower seeds. Maybe you could teach him to talk!! :)