Cicadas, Hawks, and a Day in Panama

As always, I continue to be amazed by things I see every day, and I continue to keep a camera close.

I was out on my bike and rode into some sort of commotion. Apparently there was a family of hawks, at least four, maybe more. They were flying between utility wires, poles, and nearby trees, all the while calling in voices that sounded more like screams.


I came home from my bike ride just before sunset. For the last couple nights we have been hearing very strange sounds from the woods, like whistles. It starts just before sunset and continues for a short while until it’s dark. My neighbors explained that it’s cicadas, and you only hear them for a short time at this time of year.

I took this video at the end of my street. It’s mainly for the sound, but I also panned back and forth in the woods, zoomed down to the pink bananas, and then back towards our house.

And, as I’m writing here, the desk lizard is still on the job.


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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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10 Responses to Cicadas, Hawks, and a Day in Panama

  1. joeltc1 says:

    Did you get the photo release rights from my desk lizard? You may be hearing from his lawyer:)


  2. The sound of nature is so relaxing, I love it!!! I’m a tad scared of those lizards, although my husband tried to explain that they are helpful eating bugs 🙂


  3. Your desk lizard is a gecko. They are considered good luck. Lizards have long spindly toes with needle like nails.


    • Kris says:

      Ahh OK. Folks here seems to call them all the same thing. If they are good luck we are lucky indeed because they are all over the house.


  4. oldsalt1942 says:

    I have the geckos and anoles here at my house. The geckos make a chirping noise, and how can you not love something that spends part of its life living on your ceiling?


  5. Kris says:

    I haven’t seen many anoles here, but there are lots of geckos and yes they chirp. I do enjoy having them around.


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