Some cold winds didn't dissuade our BBC outing to Tiscornia this morning. I think I've had Bonaparte's Gulls, Black-bellied Plover, and Bald Eagle on each of the beachfront BBC outings and today was no different with a couple Black-bellieds waiting for us amidst the gulls
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Evening Grosbeaks are apparently irrupting this fall, and Lisa has had some coming sporadically to her feeders. I think I can count on my hands the number of times I've come across this Northern species, and the first time I've gotten even close to decent pics...
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Picking up where I left off here (after a ridiculously long period) with probably my favorite morning of the Ecaudor trip, a morning in a canopy tower in Ecaudor's amazonian lowlands
The Great Potoo was pretty asleep at this point.
I'm treating this Golden-bellied Euphonia as my 1500th life bird. The exact order of birds was a little hazy, and the eBird lists didn't get done until the trip was done so we'll just go with this one.
No ID issues with Gilded Barbet, and my best view of this species.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Yesterday the overnight radar looked pretty good for passerines moving and for once the birds on the ground agreed with the radar. I looped Tiscornia a couple times trying to find Ammodramids without luck. A female Purple Finch teed up nicely though as I was sorting through a mix of White-throated and Song Sparrows, the first time I've photographed one at Tiscornia.