I try to use people's names as much as possible. It started when I heard that a persons favorite word to hear is generally their own name. I felt this was true, but didn't really experience it myself until recently. This guy, Antonio, uses my name all the time. To top it all off, I "taught" him how to say it "en ingles", so it actually sounds like my name. In a world that can sometimes seem so lonely, it's nice to know someone is trying to know me.
Also, new events in birds. Did you know that chickens go to bed and to top it off they go to bed in trees. There was a ladder going into a tree that I have been trying to figure out for two months. It turns out the chickens line up and walk themselves into that tree just before dark every evening to sleep in the tree.