03 April 2012
April Bird of the Month
On the hollow bamboo beams of the cabaňa, hatchlings of a Maya (Eurasian Tree Sparrow, right) are waiting for their mother to bring them their morning meal. The natural anáhaw and cógon roofs actually host a fairly big number of residents apart from us, foremost of which are birds followed by lizards. The cool, organic material mimics natural avian environments which attract them to lay eggs in and rear their young until they're ready to fly.
Mayas are common in the entire country (as far as I know) and are sometimes taken for granted, largely because of their profusion. But they have their own inate beauty and of course, add to the diversity of both bird and plant life in our surroundings.