All grown up: Sasha, the ocelot.
About half a year ago I bought a Spotting scope to look at wildlife for a long time. Especially when I like to spot birds, this device comes in handy. Here I spotted a couple of Scarlet Macaws inside the rainforest. They were resting during the day and since it was also a warm day, they decided to hide under the shades of the trees.
This Spotting Scope also had an adapter to make it possible to take pictures with this scope. It looks like these Macaws were right nearby but in reality they were in one of the highest/tallest trees in the Amazon rainforest.
It was such a treat for me to look at these marvelous animals without getting a stiff neck and shaky hands by holding my binocular for so long.
You may also like my first article of my digiscope life:
This Spectacled Owl knows what take-out service means.
Birding Abroad: Crimson-rumped Toucanet.
The Amazon is full of surprises. Not only in Suriname, but also in other countries in South-America. When I was birding in Ecuador I saw this Crimson-rumped Toucanet. It lives in the cloud rainforest of Mindo, Ecuador.
I had to leave the lodge quite early as we had a long drive ahead. The piece of forest was on a private farm. The farm was near a hill and we had to climb a little before arriving at the feeding spot.
All sorts of fruits were set out to feed the birds and this was one of them; the Crimson-rumped Toucanet.
It is known that the Crimson-rumped Toucanet lives in the rainforest of Ecuador, Columbia and Venezuela. Even though its plumage is overall green, you can still recognize this toucanet by its maroon black bill with a white line at the base.
You may also like this other bird from South-America:
A nightvisitor in Suriname: the Atractus torquatus or the Neckband Ground Snake.
Wildlife photo of the moment: Red-brocket Deer.
About 9 years ago I have never known that Deers do live in Suriname. Let alone see one in real life. When I first spotted a Red-brocket Deer crossing over the airstrip of Kabalebo, my first thought was that it was a stray dog. But there are no stray dogs in the forest far away from civilization.
Quite often seen at the edge while eating some fresh leaves or grass. And most of the time with their back turned. They usually give you this silly look when approached but seconds later they jump into the dense bushes.
Wildlife Photo of the moment: a Common Pauraque.
I took this picture of the Common Pauraque during the night. Right before I went out, there was a little rain too. This explains why it looks so puffy and different. It had a little shower.
Common Pauraques are also known as nightjars. During the night you will hear them whistling and see them taking short flights. While they make these short flights they are actually catching insects in midair. Daytime they are resting inside the bushes away from direct sunlight.
Common Pauraques are experts in being invisible, their camouflage outfit plays a mayor role in this part.
Common Pauraques are easily spotted at night near the airstrip and on the edge of any hiking trails.
A young Great Black Hawk getting ready for the big world.
When two Macaws decide to expand their family; nesting season.
Trap cam observation: a mixed couple (Tayra's) spotted.
I did not expect to see this magnificent bird: the Harpy Eagle.
This mainland Tortoise has no problem if it enters either water or land.
Trying something new in order to get closer without disturbing: digiscoping.
Sometimes the trophy cam can surprise you too: Jaguar encounter in Kabalebo, Suriname.
Time to move on; Sasha becoming a stranger for Lotje.