Second day for birdwatching in Kabalebo. Enjoy!
January 8, 2016:
The Millers' enjoyed the kayak trip so much that they requested a repeat for today. So we head back to the river in a kayak, trying to see what else we did not see yet.
This is nice; a young male Crimson Topaz was seen resting right above the Kabalebo river on a dead branch. As the sun was hiding, it was first difficult to spot him especially without the nice color display.
Neotropic Cormorants were in seen quite often on the river. Usually very alert. This one was trying to blend in with his surroundings and he almost succeeded too.
Ripe maripa nuts mean a lot of visiting animals. Here you can see a Red-and-Green Macaw was happy with this free food. (Bonus alert: try to spot the second one too)
Amazon Kingfishers never disappoint, they were always present.
We met a couple of times Spectacled caimans on the river, most of them disappeared into the deep whenever we came to close. Only this one tried to stay above and pretending to be a log.
Black-necked Aracari's were seen preening, but since the sun wasn't really shining it was most of the time difficult to shoot some nice pictures. But we still enjoyed the trip.
Usually shy and alert, but this time these Green Ibises decided to let go of their shyness.
This Osprey was taking a break while pondering over his next plan.
Orange-winged Amazons were heard and seen in abundance. It is breeding season now so some of them started to visit hollow trees for the nesting. This one looked first at us before disappearing into the hole on top of the log.
The whole day we saw Sunbitterns along the shore and they all were very bouncy. I was 'fighting' with this one, trying to shoot it with its wings open. If not for the branch in the middle I almost succeeded.
Most of them were repeaters so we couldn't add new ones to the list. Below you can see what we spotted during those 2 days.
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