Seventh birdwatching trip for 2018.
October 11, 2018
On this day I was accompanied by Rudmer & Alex. As they both had a short stay in Suriname they tried to get the most out of their visit. As it was already dry season we had to look a bit harder for wildlife. Here is what we've seen for this day.
The morning was quite nice this day. No mist surrounding the area and a nice morning sun. Great time to take pictures too. Here we spotted one of the many Black Nunbirds.
We also spotted the Ringed Woodpecker but he wasn't playing nice, kept hiding between the branches and leaves.
The Red Howler Monkeys were seen getting ready for the day. They weren't noisy at all, here you see a male (right) and a female with her young on her back.
The Cocoi Heron was seen between all the dense vegetation along the Kabalebo river, being sophisticated and all.
The Green-tailed Jacamar was a bit of work for both men but we managed to spot him after a while.
Not a great picture at all, but this is the Guianan Puffbird with its back turned.
I've noticed that the Dusky-chested Flycatcher is always present near the river. Such a small bird so I had to zoom in.
This is the male Green Kingfisher perched. Usually kingfishers fly away the moment the boat is a bit too close but somehow he stood his ground.
This is the Lineated Woodpecker seen climbing up this Cecropia tree.
One of my not-so-great-picture: a Ringed Kingfisher seen perched above the Kabalebo river. This is how I usually see the kingfishers on a boat trip, with their back turned and ready for take off.
Like I said before, this is the Dry season period. This means that food is scarce so the majority of the animals is traveling long distances only to find something to eat. You will see wild macaws and parrots flying by but not in large groups. Here we spotted a pair of Red-and-Green Macaws when they took off.
I think I got quite excited when we met a small group of Black Curassows. They weren't even shy or afraid, it looks like they wanted to investigate us and came a bit closer. In my excitement I forgot to zoom out resulting in this 'awesome' photo; one missing a tail and one missing a head :)
** Yes, I still get excited when seeing some animals after a long time, it is like meeting an old friend after ages.
This little fellow was so cute. First you are going to hear it calling and it is up to you to find it; the Wedge-billed Woodcreeper.
And we end up with a cute couple; the Green-backed Trogon or the White-tailed Trogon. Below you'll find a list of what we saw together:
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