Pic of the day no.4

We’ve taken to spending late afternoons in the garden of the hostel and this beautiful hummingbird has made an appearance each afternoon. It has an amazing call: if you’ve seen Pan’s Labyrinth, just think of the noises the faeries make and you won’t be far off…
The hummingbird appears to be a hugely significant symbol here in Ecuador, not only for indigenous peoples: we’ve seen the bird in several murals and even a church that is built to look like the most giant hummingbird ever!
We haven’t seen much wildlife since coming to Ecuador, though we saw chicks painted blue, green & purple at the Otavalo animal market yesterday (the whole event was an animal rights nightmare!)…as we move to a lower altitude in a couple of days, we hope to see more.


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