Sunday, January 13, 2019

horse man and off!

Today we did have a day off, first breakfast in David and then sitting on a river, watch some birds and just relax!

Greetings  from Terry
 list of today:
David, Chiriquí, PA
Jan 13, 2019 10:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     sun breeze 30C
36 species

Pale-vented Pigeon  1
Ruddy Ground-Dove  4
Smooth-billed Ani  1
Black-necked Stilt  1
Southern Lapwing  8
Northern Jacana  1
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  1
Roadside Hawk  1
Amazon Kingfisher  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  1
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Orange-chinned Parakeet  2
Brown-throated Parakeet  6
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet  1     + song
Mouse-colored Tyrannulet  1     + song
Great Kiskadee  2
Social Flycatcher  2
Tropical Kingbird  3
Philadelphia Vireo  1
Mangrove Swallow  1
Rufous-and-white Wren  1     HO song
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  1
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Yellow-billed Cacique  1
Baltimore Oriole  2
Melodious Blackbird  1     for 100% sure ID and with song
Great-tailed Grackle  5
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Blue-black Grassquit  5
Bananaquit  1

Saturday, January 12, 2019

thick billed Euphonia imitates just to listen

This thick billed Euphonia female is imitating other don't see the bird but just listen.... you can hear what kind of other birds are on our farm lately... mimic:... call streaked Saltator, Summer Tanager, snowy bellied Hummingbird, rufous breasted Wren, tropical Kingbird, rufous tailed Hummingbird, call of a clay colored Thrush, flame colored Tanager, social Flycatcher

Greetings  from Terry

Friday, January 4, 2019

Masked Ducks on the Golf course in Boquete

This afternoon on the 4th of January 2019, we had time to check out the small lake on the Lucero Golf course in la Estrella , Boquete.
I did go birding  there with Colleen Lal , when she and her husband Raideep (big golfer) purchase the property and then it was forest , streams and mainly meadows....
We did have Barbeques in the night on the lakes and enjoyed the silent, starry skies.
They were good friends.
They had a vision of a golf course.. where nature will be also playing an important part. Keep the forest areas and streams and keep the nice trees, new trees will be only the trees who are belong there.
Unfortunately they both passed away on a very young age. We still miss them and until now we only went to Lucero to visit friends and the restaurant for 2 x. Never did go into the area  anymore, too sad.                                      Raideep and Colleen:

But today we did go...we walked to the lake and we did see masked Ducks and other birds (see list down below)

We did love our walk, talked about the good memories and we think that Raideep and Colleen  would be happy with the golf course. And they would be absolutely happy with  these rare beautiful Ducks.
We felt so happy and I wanted to write this down on my blog..out of honor for them.
Down below the list.
Here some pics of the beautiful area...

Greetings from Terry

lucero golf course la Estrella, Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Jan 4, 2019 4:25 PM - 6:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     sunny , some breeze
33 species

Little Tinamou  1     HO (heard only)
Masked Duck  4
Pied-billed Grebe  5
White-tipped Dove  2
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  7     approx
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  4     approx
Common Gallinule  2
Southern Lapwing  4
Northern Jacana  5
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  1
White-tailed Kite  1
Roadside Hawk  2
striped Cuckoo 1 + song
Red-crowned Woodpecker  2
Yellow-headed Caracara  2
Yellow-bellied Elaenia  2
Social Flycatcher  1
Tropical Kingbird  4
Philadelphia Vireo  1
House Wren  2
Rufous-breasted Wren  1     HO
Rufous-and-white Wren  1     HO
Clay-colored Thrush  2
Lesser Goldfinch  2
Crested Oropendola  1
Great-tailed Grackle  5
Tennessee Warbler  1
Summer Tanager  1
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Red-legged Honeycreeper  6
Blue-black Grassquit  2
Yellow-faced Grassquit  3

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

a link to the Panama bird list

Hello all, here is the link to the updated Panama bird list... I am  busy , so probably the first week of January 2019 , I will post a new post...
For now merry Christmas and happy new year!

greetings from Terry

                            Christmas colors  (Acorn Woodpeckers on Quetzal trail Boquete Panama)

Monday, November 26, 2018

Dobson Fly laying eggs 26th of November 2018

Hello everybody.. Last night a Dobson Fly lay her eggs on our window, very cool..not the best video...but you get an idea. In two weeks  they will hatch, I will follow this, keep you posted... on my blog
Greetings from Terry

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Month of November 2018...almost to the end

Hello everybody,
before December starts...a post about my bird adventures in November...

The Summer did start a couple of days ago..means wind from north, drizzel (Bajareque) sometimes it blows into our farm, rainbows, party's in town...nice and quiet and a lot of birds on our farm.

The Hummingbirds are very active and this morning on our balcony, a cute magenta throated Hummingbird female was taking spider cobs for her nest.
Snowy bellied and rufous tailed Hummingbirds are catching insects in the sky (proteine for laying eggs and feeding young) and the lesser violet Ear they are singing their song high up in the trees.

The coffee berries starts to ripen, picked already quite a bit. Will be a big work, because this year there is a lot!

The migrant birds are plenty in the farm, some are fighting over their new territory. Weird is that I did not see any Philadelpia Vireos.(Last year also not much during the season...) Red eyed vireos yes... 

Almost every morning I check the birds  around the horse stable, the meadow and forest edge are fab to see the birds. I have to wait for my old horse , he is slow with eating his new food...but I always enjoy that moment, give me a chance to check out the birds and be with my horses and 2 doggies.

Did go out with Hans to some new areas and the good old wetlands nearby the town  David at the end of a shopping day.
we do see the Peregrine Falcon often there
On this picture a roseated Spoonbill, snowy Egret, great Egret and a Woodstork 
The rice fields are great at this moment, loads of birds.
Over there I did see  new birds for me... orchard Orioles:

Did have quit a bit of bird trips with great people...beginners birdwatchers,advanced birdwatchers, birdwatchers with huge cameras.
Two of them, thank you France and Jack, did send me pictures. 
I have the permission to share them in this!
In Caldera we did see 2 Bat Falcons having a fight, hard to say if it was male and female "love" fight or another issue... between females or males.
Males are smaller then females, but you have to see them next to each other for a correct ID.

Very nice pictures
Last week I did go with Jack and his wife Elaine to the David wetlands. The first 2 hours it was rainy, but it was good that we did go there, because it was rain the whole day in the mountains. We got a reward, the sun came and Jack took some great pics with good light. 
We did see further away 2 Coyotes, that was cool too!
And the bird of the day were two nice yellow billed Cuckoos

I am so ... 😎😄😃
Up to December!
Greetings from Terry
The bird list of this morning:
Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Nov 25, 2018 8:50 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Historical
Comments:     Pasture forest sun
40 species

Little Tinamou  1     Ho (heard only)
Gray-headed Chachalaca  3
Magenta-throated Woodstar  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  2
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  2
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Lesson's Motmot  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  1
Lineated Woodpecker  1
Lesser Elaenia  1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  1
Bright-rumped Attila  1
Dusky-capped Flycatcher  2
Boat-billed Flycatcher  1
Tropical Kingbird  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
House Wren  1
Rufous-breasted Wren  2
Tropical Gnatcatcher  2
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  1     Ho
White-throated Thrush  3
Clay-colored Thrush  1
Thick-billed Euphonia  1
Lesser Goldfinch  4
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  2
Tennessee Warbler  3
American Redstart  1
Rufous-capped Warbler  1
Flame-colored Tanager  2
White-winged Tanager  2
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  2
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Palm Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  2
Silver-throated Tanager  1
Red-legged Honeycreeper  6
Yellow-faced Grassquit  2
Buff-throated Saltator  3
For my other birding lists