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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Jatai Bee produces results

In December the coconuts begin to flourish in the Areca Bambú. They grow so many, so fast, that the birds begin to eat the tiny ones.

You can see many branches of them in the Areca Bambú all over town. There were nine branches altogether in our tree.

By the end of February six of the branches had been stripped. But these three were the biggest and the best.

These three branches are full of small coconuts now.

Verey small birds come along to sample the juice from these nuts. But they are usually too timid to wait until we get a camera to photograph them.

You can see here many of the little branches have already been stripped bare.

But look at how many there are left.

I finally got a few pics of a very tiny bird checking out the little coconuts.

He spent a lot of time checking out all the coconuts.

The coconuts are about 1 to 1.5 cm long. Therefore this bird is only about 5 or 6 cm long.

Now the next step is for the Green Parrots to arrive and get their fill of their favourite treat. One day soon there will be a very loud racket as they come to get the ripe coconuts.

Photos by Urso Branco

1 comment:

  1. Amazing! I've never seen coconuts this shape or size.