I spotted this couple Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis) somewhere on the Kabalebo river on top of some rocks. Common birds seen often near the river of Kabalebo. Sometimes they look dark when the sun is not on the right spot and sometimes you can see their true colors. They are always alert so whenever you see Green Ibises they will immediately fly into the nearest thick bush. After I took a couple of shot of them, they left the scenery.
This elegant looking bird was seen near the Kabalebo river. The Cocoi Heron, a common resident near the water and most of the time considered a bird that is least photographed. Only when they're in flight or have a catch, they wil become an interesting subject to photograph. I always take pictures of any wildlife, no matter their status.
This Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet (Tyrannulus elatus) looks in this picture like a big bird but in reality is almost 10 cm big. I had to zoom in to capture him. One of the most common Tyrannulets in Suriname, but also a bit difficult to see easily. You will hear him most of the time before spotting him. A small and energetic bird that doesn't like to sit still in one place.
This Tyrannulet is also known as the 'free beer' bird because his calling sounds like he is continously calling for free beer.
This was a lifer for me; seeing the Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) hopping from branch to branch in Kabalebo. First thing that caught my attention was its size and color. He didn't quite fit well with the residents but at the same time felt he belonged here.
Even though he is called the Blackpoll Warbler he doesn't look like one in these pictures. This one was a non breeding version of the Blackpoll Warbler. New bird for me in 2021.
This is a male Golden-spangled Piculet (Picumnus exilis). A very small short tailed woodpecker. Often seen near the lodge of Kabalebo. Not a shy bird but rather energetic. I have seen them alone going from branch to branch 'hammering' very light on small branches. Even though it is not a shy bird you have got to have the patience to follow him as he likes to move very fast and suddenly. But as you can see, it was well worth it.
When trying to capture something, you always have to keep your eyes open and your camera ready. Some of my subjects don't like to make any noise or even move. This is a perfect example. Between this dense bush you barely can see a visible Rufescent-Tiger Heron. When I noticed him, he still pretended to be part of the bush but at the same time kept looking at me.
I spotted this male Cinereous Becard (Pachyramphus rufus) in the morning. First I heard him calling together with his partner. Sometimes it takes a while before you can spot either of them. I was lucky to have seen the male but unfortunately his lady didn't want any exposure.
I saw this Long-tailed Tyrant (Colonia colonus) sitting on top of a death tree near the airstrip edge. Most of the time I see these large flycatchers inside the rainforest during a hike. And most of the time seen perched at a far distance so only your binocular is needed. So I was so glad to have seen this bird so close. He was also sallying a bit before landing on the same spot. What makes this bird stand out are those long narrow central tail feathers.
When you don't feel threatened at all; Black Curassows on the move.
This water bird was seen right in front of the pier.
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.
This Streaked Flycatcher was spotted on a cloudy day near the lodge.
This is number 4 out of 5: the Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher.
I did not expect to see this magnificent bird: the Harpy Eagle.