Monday, April 9, 2012
Each morning for the past week I've been waking up to the flurry of noise outside my tent created by the one and only Scaly-naped Pigeon. One of the greatest things about living here at Maho is how close to nature we are at all times, including while we sleep in our tents. If you're not familiar with the sounds of what a Scaly-naped Pigeon makes at 6am in the morning then perhaps you've never stayed here at Maho!
The sounds? imagine the "coo" of a pigeon, and now pretend you're shaking the top of a large bush and listening to the leaves rustle: that's the sound of them trying to find their perch but failing miserably and making entirely too much noise in the process with their very large wings. Multiply it by 4 or 5 that have taken to eating the newly blossomed tree outside my tent window and you've got quite a commotion!