Rachel and I have now been in Belize for one week and we have been so busy! We have reorganized the kitchen, the refrigerator (working on the freezer), Rachel sorted out the mouse colony, we have been moving birds, caring for new intakes, tearing down aviaries and putting them back together – it has been non-stop! So today, we decided to take a break! Nikki has a river running through the back of her property and it is a perfect place for a swim! The weather here is either: blazing hot, blazing hot and ridiculously humid, or just hot and ridiculously humid – so a dip in a cold river is a great way to spend an afternoon. We sat in the river for well over an hour watching the birds flit through the trees and listening to their calls. It was perfect. We saw warblers, and creepers, and water thrushes, and a grosbeak of some kind (haven’t gone through the bird book yet.) We saw two little kingfishers zip down the river which was pretty awesome! They had the same coloring as the belteds at home but were half the size 🙂 So an amazingly nice and peaceful day – back to work tomorrow!