This was a lifer for me; seeing the Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) hopping from branch to branch in Kabalebo. First thing that caught my attention was its size and color. He didn't quite fit well with the residents but at the same time felt he belonged here.
Even though he is called the Blackpoll Warbler he doesn't look like one in these pictures. This one was a non breeding version of the Blackpoll Warbler. New bird for me in 2021.
There are some that can't tell the animals apart from each other when they are traveling together. But like humans even animals have their own unique personality. Here in Kabalebo we all know Max, the friendly tapir. But we also have another fellow walking around in the neighborhood. This is Brutus, he is a bit younger. In the beginning I couldn't tell those two apart from each other but when you look closer you can see that Brutus has these 'I don't really care look.' And he always walks with confidence.
This is a male Golden-spangled Piculet (Picumnus exilis). A very small short tailed woodpecker. Often seen near the lodge of Kabalebo. Not a shy bird but rather energetic. I have seen them alone going from branch to branch 'hammering' very light on small branches. Even though it is not a shy bird you have got to have the patience to follow him as he likes to move very fast and suddenly. But as you can see, it was well worth it.