Parrots and raindrops

This morning, the sun was out. Then suddenly, as is customary in The Caribbean, out of the blue comes the rain. It wasn’t a heavy downpour; more like that lovely 10-minute refreshing rain that sprinkles through windows, thumps on bright green banana leaves and ushers birds to treetops where they sound their voices while the […]

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Doves in the distance

The beautiful sounds of doves in the distance. It’s amazing to hear doves in conversation. One dove starts the call – a distinct cooing that has very few but specific rhythmic patterns – Ooo woo! ooo oo ooooo…Then a few moments after, a reply in kind resonates across the daylight sky. Ooo woo! ooo oo […]

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30 second birdsong

Early morning every morning, the ambient sounds of birdsongs floats through the windows ushering in a new day. From the resonant trill of sparkies and sharp chirps of blackbirds to the high-pitched melodies of yellowbreast birds, gentle cooing of dove couples-to-be and intermittent features of a hollering gawling, the air is filled with the melodies and rhythms […]

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Green parrots of “beautiful town”

From the quiet business hub of Belleville (“beautiful town“au français), to the island capital of Bridgetown, one of the newest species of flying visitors – green parrots gather and travel. Their signature calls resonate like an orchestra string section in the atmosphere, as they make their perfectly-punctual evening trip home to the trees. Between 5 and 6pm, the […]

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