WEDNESDAY, June 8 (Pátzcuaro)
We went birding with Georgia Conti, an American living in Mexico. Georgia is the kind of birder I want to be when I grow up. We visited her house on a hill in the small village of Arocutín. It has a wonderful view of the lake. Her hummingbird feeders are a delight to watch.
Life birds we saw with Georgia:
Canyon Towhee Black-polled Yellowthroat (endemic to a few areas in Central Mexico) Berylline Hummingbird (at Georgia's feeders) Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Hybrid Towhee (Spotted x Collared) White-tipped Dove Crescent-chested Warbler Pine Flycatcher Lesser Roadrunner
For lunch Georgia took us to the nearby town of Erongarícuaro where a Mexican couple, friends of hers, make the most delicious quesadillas. They cost 12 pesos or $.66. Unless you’re ravenously hungry, one fills you up.
In other news: With the instructions on how to dismantle the kitchen faucet in hand, I found the aerator to be clogged with fine sand. Which begs the question: why isn’t our sediment filter keeping sand out of the plumbing?
FYI: I’m storing my best images from our trip here.