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That was fast!

Look at the amount of tall grass on the left, then look at the photo from  less than three months ago. Note the color of the water then … … and now. I’m not quite ready to put fish in, but I’m tempted. But guess what there’s no sign of? There should be lots of …

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The pond comes to life!

The pond has filled to its exit point, also its entrance. I don’t like that design. At some point I’ll get to work making a drain at the far end. But not today: after the temperature plunge of a couple days ago, and the flooding, the temperature has popped back up to 32/90° with oppressive …

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What a difference a day makes…

  …when that day includes a lot of rain. This first summer we’ll learn whether the tajamar will retain enough water to stock it with fish. Apparently after disturbing the soil to create the pond, the initial seepage of water through the (already almost impermeable) soil seals it further, so that subsequent water loss is …

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A little less tero-torial now

With the camera I have, very difficult to see subject in bright light I have not spent much time in the campo lately, and was fully expecting to see the baby tero-teros. Instead, I was not greeted by noise. The teros, near the tajamar (pond), remained quiet until I approached to check the water level. Here’s …

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Tero-tero!

A pair of territorial Southern Lapwings, or tero-teros as they’re called here after their raucous call, have created this “nest“ near our tajamar, and, given their aggressive nature, have staked their claim for a significantly larger area. I was able to get close to take this picture (they’re the size of very small chicken eggs) …

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