Guardian & Protector of Dom Inacio

We have another extraordinary happening at the Waterfall of the Casa.

A bird called the Potoo had made its nest directly behind the waterfall itself at eye level where there is a small ledge behind where the water is flowing. Its very damp with wet splashes …….. And there is just one single  white egg in this small nest.

The song of Common Potoo is described  as one of the most hauntingly beautiful sounds of the American tropics. This song consists of up to 8 melancholy and wailing or lamenting descending notes, which start loud and gradually drop in pitch in sliding steps as it fades in volume

This lone Potoo has been there for quite some time. …well over a year now (since 2021) and is very comfortable and at home most of the time despite the damp location. The single egg is a newish addition and as the bird is not always there the egg is exposed and very white with spots.

It’s just amazing, profound in its perfection and seems to be a protecter and guardian of the whole area  along with Dom Inacio.

Here is a little information from Wikipedia

Potoos (family Nyctibiidae) are a group of birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. They are sometimes called poor-me-ones, after their haunting calls. There are seven species in one genus, Nyctibius, in tropical Central and South America.

Potoos are nocturnal insectivores that lack the bristles around the mouth found in the true nightjars. They hunt from a perch like a shrike or flycatcher. During the day they perch upright on tree stumps, camouflaged to look like part of the stump. The single spotted egg is laid directly on the top of a stump.

These creatures are both adored and feared for their beady little eyes. In Maya mythology, potoos were viewed as an omen of change, auspicious or not, and staring into their eyes for too long would wreak the wrath of the gods. In some rituals, well-nurtured potoos were sacrificed as an offering.

As we cannot take fotos at the waterfall, I found the closest likeness to our little friend online . Its small in stature yet HUGE on Energy.

Yet another reminder of how much we are loved by the Casa Entitys.

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