During a 2-day birding trip I met some familiar remarkable faces, but also a new one for my bird list. This is day 1. Enjoy!
January 7, 2016:
for this year I was accompanied by the Millers'. They were here for a whole week but we only had a 2 day birding trip. We enjoyed it very much too. We did a morning hike and an afternoon kayak trip.
We spotted this Scarlet macaw couple preening in the morning sun close to the lodge.
This was a great combination to see; a Lineated Woodpecker working its way up, while some Black Vultures were minding their own business.
A Blue-throated Piping guan was seen hidden between the leaves.
While others were hiding, this Crested Oropendola was seen out in the open eating some papaya's.
After a short break and some breakfast we continued our way back to the river cabin. This Red-rumped Agouti was trying to sneak away from us, but she failed a bit.
Only one Swallow-tailed Kite decided to show up, but it was better than none.
Right after the Kite left, this Blue-and-Yellow Macaw showed up.
A group of Red howler monkeys were having breakfast too. We enjoyed their presence for some time before having a lunch break.
Before our afternoon kayak trip started, I noticed a new 'face' on the beach of the river cabin. It was a Ruddy-breasted Seedeater. This is a new one for my bird list.
Our kayak trip started great, Black Curassows were seen looking at us. How ironic.
Breeding season has started for the macaws in Kabalebo. As they reuse the same nest, we knew were to look at. A Red-and-Green Macaw is seen standing in front of its nest, few seconds earlier it was inside the nest before showing up.
A young Great Black Hawk was seen resting on a log. It wasn't bothered at all that a couple of kayaks with people were passing by.
Minutes later we saw this Rufescent Tiger Heron also next to the river.
A Striated Heron was seen standing on some rocks. Sometimes it was a challenge for me to keep my camera steady in a moving kayak, but it was well worth it.
A Guianan Toucanet couple was seen eating some berries before being chased away by …….
…….. Channel-billed toucans. Survival of the fittest.
An Amazon Kingfisher was seen resting before take off.
A young male Chestnut-bellied Seed finch was spotted also next to the river. They can sing very beautifully and are usually kept in a cage for the rest of their lives. This one is very lucky to live in his natural surroundings.
Time flies when you are having fun. We had to return back before dark, but not before seeing this beautiful female Green tailed Jacamar.
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