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Heard a Rainbird Last Night

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I heard a Rainbird last Saturday night in Riberas. I guess it headed to Ajijic looking for more action.

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Let's  hope the rainy season will start early ,the dust and pollen plus weather in the 80s is making me feel very uncomfortable

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4 hours ago, lakeside7 said:

Let's  hope the rainy season will start early ,the dust and pollen plus weather in the 80s is making me feel very uncomfortable

Add to  that the burning and it makes me miserable.

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This is the only rainbird one can hear.

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5 hours ago, Holalola said:

What does a rainbird's call sound like?  

There's no such thing as a rainbird (but for some reason that's what expats Lakeside call them, never heard that anywhere else, even in other expat enclaves), they aren't birds, they are insects- cicadas, therefore they have no "call". Sounds like a siren.

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17 minutes ago, mudgirl said:

...they are insects- cicadas, therefore they have no "call".

"They typically live in trees, feeding on watery sap from xylem tissue and laying their eggs in a slit in the bark. Most cicadas are cryptic. The vast majority of species are active during the day as adults, with some calling at dawn or dusk."

"Cicadas are large insects made conspicuous by the courtship calls of the males."

"Cicadas call from varying heights on trees. Where multiple species occur, the species may use different heights and timing of calling. While the vast majority of cicadas call from above the ground..."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada

I do agree though that they aren't birds.

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Mud Girl I had to smile because I figured that soon or later someone would say that they are not birds. This happens every year and every year I am happy to call them rain birds.....

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2 hours ago, AngusMactavish said:

"Cicadas call from varying heights on trees

Thanks for the education. I'd ever heard of insects sounds being referred to as "calls" before.

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9 hours ago, Holalola said:

What does a rainbird's call sound like?  

Like a buzz saw. Especially on hot afternoons.

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A friend that lives on the south side of the lake in Tuxcueca has had rain a few times in the last week. She says that is very unusual for this time of the year but they have had actual rain on 3 different days when we had lots of wind on the north side over the last 10 day period. Don't know if they heard any cicadas or not:/

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Remember that most local webpages state the following:

weather data that follows this text is taken from observations at Guadalajara airport (MMGL). Ajijic is usually 5 degrees warmer at night and 5 degrees cooler during the day. This is because of our proximity to the lake.
 

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