The Crested Owl is still seen in the rainforest of Kabalebo. But like any other resident it also likes to move around the area. So from time to time, the Crested Owl is seen perched between all the dry leaves during the day and on another occasion it is not home at all.
So yes, this was the only picture of the Crested Owl I took when I was on the hiking trail. It was seen in plain sight but at a spot and level that asked for some moving around until you can spot it. I actually wanted its entire body photographed but the surrounding had other ideas. This is all I could get.
My first sighting of the Crested Owl:
Working together for a family; Guianan-Streaked Antwrens.
When you don't feel threatened at all; Black Curassows on the move.
This water bird was seen right in front of the pier.
Black Vultures; common, useful and social birds.
Just look at these Blue-and-Yellow Macaws. All bright and colorful and free to move wherever they want to. This is why I like birding.
Just like any mother, female ocelots are also concerned about their own little ones well being.
This Streaked Flycatcher was spotted on a cloudy day near the lodge.
When I spotted this Spectacled Caiman, it was facing to the wrong side. Instead of looking fiercely in my camera, it turned its whole body so I only got this side 'effect'. Luckily it did not swim away or disappeared under. That is usually their normal behavior when they are a bit fed up with my presence.
This Spectacled Caiman had also a perfect camouflage because when they lay still like this near the river edge, 8 out of 10 times you will successfully miss them.
This young bird of prey was a bit too far for my camera, but nonetheless still spotted. This was a young Grey-lined Hawk weeks after it left its comfy nest. When they are still young, they often are not aware of the danger surrounding them especially not when exposed. This young fellow was calling his mother constantly, begging for either attention or some free food. While I was heading in the direction from where the call came from I noticed this young bird of prey sitting high in a tree. We both spotted each other. The light was not great and the surrounding neither but this is called wildlife photography.
Taking photos of wildlife in their natural habitat doesn't always result in the 'perfect picture'.
This had never bothered me at all. Waiting for the right moment when the subject and the lights are in harmony. For me it is all about the moment.
When I spotted this Red-billed Toucan, it was a bit far and almost hidden between all the branches and leaves of this tree. This Toucan was also sitting quiet and was barely moving. It was that its chest was so immaculate white that it stood out.
Red-billed Toucans are also known as White-throated Toucans. It is not always clear to see that this bird has a red bill. They are the most common toucans found in the interior of Suriname. Sometimes they are spotted in small groups, as a pair or sometimes alone (like this one for instance).
I met a different Tiger Heron in Costa Rica; the Bare-throated Tiger Heron.
Nesting season has started for the hummingbirds; Black-eared Fairy.
This is number 4 out of 5: the Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher.
This Anteater was spotted in Costa Rica during one of my birding trips.
The Lowland Tapir has become a celebrity himself. Check the behind-the- scenes-pictures below.
Common Pauraques tend to nest most of the time near the trails. That's why.