Tuesday, November 29, 2016

but this morning 29th of November 2016, sun...cloud forest birds

Yes this morning the volcano was clear, no clouds. I was not planning to go birding. Took my dog and there I did go, a nice hike with good birds...
Stepped out of my car and this was my "welcome"

Of course cloud forest is not cloud forest without clouds... they came in around 10am
I took a video to show you how clouds are starting...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aRv7XvaANw


Down below the list...
greetings from Terry
1700/1800 meters altitude, cloud forest
Nov 29, 2016 8:10 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     sun, last hour clouds came in. Hiking in cloud forest
66 species

Black Vulture  2
Ornate Hawk-Eagle  2     heard 1, seen 1 soaring
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Band-tailed Pigeon  3
Ruddy Pigeon  2
White-tipped Dove  1
Brown Violetear  1
Lesser Violetear  6     heard more
Magnificent Hummingbird  1
White-throated Mountain-gem  2
Scintillant Hummingbird  3
Violet Sabrewing  1
White-tailed Emerald  3
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  7
Emerald Toucanet  2
Acorn Woodpecker  2
Barred Parakeet  6 fly over
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo  4     heard 3 seen 1
Brown-billed Scythebill  1
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper  1     only heard
Lineated Foliage-gleaner  1     only heard
Streak-breasted Treehunter  2
Spotted Barbtail  3     2 seen 1 heard
Red-faced Spinetail  4
Paltry Tyrannulet  1
White-throated Spadebill  2
Dark Pewee  2
Yellowish Flycatcher  2
Bright-rumped Attila  1     only heard song
Great Kiskadee  2
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Tropical Kingbird  1
Barred Becard  1
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  2     1 seen 1 heard song
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Yellow-winged Vireo  2     1 heard 1 seen
Brown-capped Vireo  3
Ochraceous Wren  1     heard more
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren  3     3 seen heard more
Black-faced Solitaire  2     +song
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush  1
Mountain Thrush  1
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher  13
Golden-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Flame-throated Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  5
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Black-cheeked Warbler  3
Golden-crowned Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  10     at least 10 seen and heard, prob more , lost count
Slate-throated Redstart  3
Gray-headed Tanager  2     Ant swarm
Silver-throated Tanager  7
Variable Seedeater  1
Yellow-faced Grassquit  4
Common Chlorospingus  3
Rufous-collared Sparrow  4
Yellow-thighed Finch  3
White-naped Brushfinch  2
Summer Tanager  1
Flame-colored Tanager  5
White-winged Tanager  3
Golden-browed Chlorophonia  1     heard only , high up in tree, more then 1
Yellow-bellied Siskin  3
http://coffeeadventures.net/tinamou.html

Monday, November 28, 2016

28th of November 2016, national Holiday... clouds fog rain...but birds too!

Today ... national holiday in Panama, independence day (of Spain). The whole day drums in the town Boquete, from early morning to late evening. We hear the school children playing the drums already from beginning of July. A lot of practicing, it's a big thing in Panama.
For our guests today , they did love to watch them. For me after 20 years... it's "sufficiente"..I rather watch birds with far away on the background the drums...
Unfortunately early rain, I felt sorry for all the kids who practice so hard.

For me it was a great morning...it was misty and darkish and yes it did start to rain around 10 am in the area  where I was. But great birds, very active before rain...they know.
This broad winged Hawk was trying to dry his feathers, I think very tough today!

This dark Pewee was very busy not with catching insects...but fighting with another dark Pewee..territorial issues.
I think he was already full with food, because ...Pfff I know...insects enough today!
As you see, the weather  was dark, so dark pictures...

This last week I did go out birding a few times...
I am kind of proud of this picture of the grey capped Flycatcher, turned out quite good:

And this grey breasted Martin..not too bad..he looks huge:
And these black bellied Whistling Ducks , I do see them more and more here in Boquete..(Estrella lake)
As you see, I don't have a lot to write, hope this coming days more to tell with maybe a little bit more 
The list of today ..see down below.
Greetings Terry

la India, Chiriquí, PA
Nov 28, 2016 7:35 AM - 10:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     misty, cloudy
70 species (+1 other taxa)

Little Tinamou  2
Roadside Hawk  2
Broad-winged Hawk  2
White-tipped Dove  1
Squirrel Cuckoo  2
Lesser Violetear  5
Scintillant Hummingbird  4
Garden Emerald  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  2
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  1
Acorn Woodpecker  3
Red-crowned Woodpecker  2
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  1
Pale-breasted Spinetail  1
Yellow Tyrannulet  1
Yellow-bellied Elaenia  2
Mountain Elaenia  3
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher  1
Paltry Tyrannulet  1
Common Tody-Flycatcher  1     heard only
Eye-ringed Flatbill  1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  1
Bran-colored Flycatcher  1
Dark Pewee  2
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  1     + call
Dusky-capped Flycatcher  1
Social Flycatcher  2
Tropical Kingbird  2
Lance-tailed Manakin  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Philadelphia Vireo  1
Brown-capped Vireo  3
House Wren  2
Rufous-breasted Wren  1
Isthmian Wren  1     only heard
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  3     2 heard , 1 seen
Swainson's Thrush  1
Clay-colored Thrush  2
White-throated Thrush  1
Golden-winged Warbler  2
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Flame-throated Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  5     prob more, heard more
Mourning Warbler  1
Tropical Parula  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Golden-crowned Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  2
Slate-throated Redstart  2
Cherrie's Tanager  3
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  5
Silver-throated Tanager  2
Variable Seedeater  1
Yellow-faced Grassquit  2
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  2     seen 1 male , heard at least 1 more
Buff-throated Saltator  1
Black-striped Sparrow  2
Rufous-collared Sparrow  3
White-naped Brushfinch  2
Summer Tanager  2
Flame-colored Tanager  1
White-winged Tanager  3
Black-thighed Grosbeak  1     + call
Great-tailed Grackle  3
Lesser Goldfinch  2
Yellow-bellied Siskin  5


Monday, November 21, 2016

21th of November 2016 after rain

rainy night and day...but around 3 pm it stopped raining and then it is nice to drink a coffee on the balcony and watch the birds... took some time to take some pictures and even video's..
                                                 silver throated Tanager
                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSK6nq-KiCI

                                                      clay colored Thrush
                                                            thick billed Euphonia
A very smart lazy red legged Honeycreeper ...male (winter plumage ) was drinking out of the Hummingbird feeder. ( video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG_y0kbHz3E  )

My list of the afternoon see down below...
Greetings Terry

Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Nov 21, 2016 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     after rain balcony (garden)
39 species

Gray-headed Chachalaca  8
Black Vulture  1     flew by
Broad-winged Hawk  1     already for 2 weeks now on the farm
Gray-cowled Wood-Rail  1     heard in forest
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  3
Lesson's Motmot  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  3
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Blue-headed Parrot  8     flew by
Yellow-bellied Elaenia  1
Slaty-capped Flycatcher  1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  3     very active last 3 days, clearly some territorial issues
Panama Flycatcher  1     + song
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Lance-tailed Manakin  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Blue-and-white Swallow  2
Rufous-breasted Wren  1     +song
Tropical Gnatcatcher  2
Clay-colored Thrush  3
Tennessee Warbler  3
American Redstart  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  1
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Palm Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  1
Silver-throated Tanager  3
Red-legged Honeycreeper  3     https://youtu.be/bG_y0kbHz3E   on Hummingbird feeder
Yellow-faced Grassquit  2
Buff-throated Saltator  3
Black-striped Sparrow  1
White-naped Brushfinch  2
Summer Tanager  1
Flame-colored Tanager  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
Thick-billed Euphonia  9

Sunday, November 20, 2016

before the rain starts.. good birds this morning 20th of November 2016

last post... I did write that the dry season is coming...looks like I did got a warning from mother nature..."no lady you get first more rain"... well that was happening from 16th of November until 19th we had almost continue rain... so birding from balcony , that was it...so you understand I was this morning totally ready to go birding. It was dry until 11.30am! And yes what a great birds I did see!
In this tree... there were a lot of birds and one bird was a yellow billed Cuckoo, not a new bird for me , but for sure a bird that we don't see often nearby our farm! Unfortunately the bird flew out when I was going closer to the tree... the tree is beautiful and you can see it was pretty cloudy... the Cuckoo is somewhere in the tree:
The view on Volcan Baru this morning at around 7.30 am:
                                           view on the area la Estrella:

Anyway, for me  and the birds the weather was great..lot of food for them. (some insects for me :) )
A nice meeting with a little Tinamou and a crested Bobwhite, my morning was already good.
Then in a high grassy field I did hear the song of the Masked Yellowthroat.
I did start with a nice female and then a very curious juvenile male (still rufous on top of head , nape and side) I took a picture of him and a video , placed it on youtube:
https://youtu.be/61HY3dRgXC0  you will hear his call too.
Later I did see 2 more males... singing
And I was almost at home (around 11am) and there was a big army Ant Swarm, not too much birds around this Swarm, probably the birds were already full with food. But some cool insects ...who were freaking out...:

Also a cool video on youtube of the Ant swarm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WY7T1kjt_M

Down below my list of this morning.
Greetings from Terry
Jaramillo Abajo, Chiriquí, PA
Nov 20, 2016 7:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     cloudy, mist... before rain 
69 species (+1 other taxa)

Little Tinamou  1
Crested Bobwhite  1
Black Vulture  2
Roadside Hawk  1
Gray-cowled Wood-Rail  2
White-tipped Dove  3
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1     first I thought it was a Squirrel Cuckoo, but he was moving slower.. more elusive and was smaller and did see more white. White spots in tail and not rufous above like Squirrel Cuckoo..had a good view on him, first time here in Jaramillo! Picture was against the light.. the Cuckoo flew away after taking the picture...
White-collared Swift  20     approx
Magenta-throated Woodstar  1
Scintillant Hummingbird  3
Violet Sabrewing  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  3
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  5
Lesson's Motmot  3
Acorn Woodpecker  7
Red-crowned Woodpecker  5
Lineated Woodpecker  1
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Blue-headed Parrot  8     Tinamou cottage when I left for the hike, eating fruit in trees
Brown-throated Parakeet  6
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  1
Lesser Elaenia  1
Mountain Elaenia  2
Paltry Tyrannulet  2
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  1
Great Kiskadee  3
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Social Flycatcher  2
Tropical Kingbird  3
White-winged Becard  1
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  1     + song
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Philadelphia Vireo  2
Blue-and-white Swallow  4
Southern Rough-winged Swallow  10     can be more, it was a mixed group
Barn Swallow  10     can be more, mixed group
swallow sp.  3     very dark Swallow in mixed group, I could not see any color, very dark on breast..did not have V in tail, was more round
House Wren  4
Rufous-and-white Wren  1
Isthmian Wren  2
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  1     only heard
Clay-colored Thrush  3
White-throated Thrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  15     at least 15 in a1 tree
Masked Yellowthroat  4     males singing..on picture juvenile male + call (still  rufous on top the head and nape/side)
Tropical Parula  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  4
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  2
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Palm Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  1
Silver-throated Tanager  3
Red-legged Honeycreeper  3
Yellow-faced Grassquit  2
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  2     heard more
Buff-throated Saltator  3
Streaked Saltator  1
Black-striped Sparrow  1
White-naped Brushfinch  4
Summer Tanager  2
Flame-colored Tanager  2
White-winged Tanager  1     only heard , high up in tree
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  3
Baltimore Oriole  1
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  2
Thick-billed Euphonia  5
Lesser Goldfinch  5

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mostly birding at Tinamou cottage Boquete ..the first 2 weeks of November 2016

The sunny mornings are getting longer in time...so time to paint, working in the garden and yes in maybe 2 weeks time ..coffee picking. Big flocks of migration birds went through, we did enjoy them very much in the morning  from our balcony sipping a cup of coffee. Now it is getting more quiet, for sure not the amount of different birds, that is still going great!
But migration is getting slower which is normal for the time of the year. Summer Tanagers, rose breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles, mixed flocks of different migrant Warblers are eating themselves full after a big journey ...but of course also our birds....
Very carefully they start to sing a little bit and get ready for the coming breeding(dry) season. Specially the Tropical Screech Owls are very active (breeding season in Jan- July) and this week we heard every night the song of the common Potoo.
A guest and me found this Potoo on the farm on July 9th 2014 (feels like yesterday), to cheer this blog post up, I will place this great picture again...
 Also the common Pauraque's  are busy with their territory...since a few days (full moon) and when it is getting darker , they are sitting on the ground in the open area in front of the little Tinamou cottage http://www.coffeeadventures.net/Little_Tinamou.html
and they do their "push up's " They are hopping up and down and  after a few times, they fly steep up and land again  and do the same. The other one is flying over,  almost a dive over the other bird. Males are making the calls, so this is clearly to defend a territory and maybe the females like their macho behaviour. (breeding season Febr.- May)
Also it is really interesting to see them catching insects, they even can run with their short legs..fast!But also they will fly steep up in the sky to catch insects.

My best picture of these last weeks is a picture of the black Guan higher up in the mountains...
And these Bat Falcons  picture is ...o.k.took this one 5 minutes from our farm , they are living already for years there:

At this moment I watch birds when feeding the horses (of course always with my Binculars around my neck) or working in the garden at this moment , so no pictures...not too much outings... it will come again...first we have to prepare everything for the high season!!
Greetings from Terry
I will add my list of this morning ..see down below.
For more birding lists , just go to  http://ebird.org/ebird/subnational1/PA-4?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Nov 15, 2016 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     sun  around horse stable
37 species

Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Roadside Hawk  3     soaring(loud voice) above the meadow, also attacking a short tailed Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk  1     flew by, fast, hunting.. followed by 2 rufous tailed Hummingbirds
Short-tailed Hawk  1
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Magenta-throated Woodstar  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  2     chasing a broad winged Hawk
Gartered Trogon  1     with song
Lesson's Motmot  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  2
Blue-headed Parrot  6     in fruit tree
Panama Flycatcher  1
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Lance-tailed Manakin  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Rufous-breasted Wren  1
Swainson's Thrush  1
Clay-colored Thrush  2
White-throated Thrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  2
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  4
Silver-throated Tanager  3
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  1     only heard in coffee
Buff-throated Saltator  3
Summer Tanager  1
Flame-colored Tanager  1
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  5
Baltimore Oriole  1
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  2
Lesser Goldfinch  1     heard only , high in tree song
http://coffeeadventures.net/tinamou.html

Saturday, October 29, 2016

A hike to the other farm ( finca Potoo)

This morning sunny and I decided to go for a hike... mostly a slow hike and yes I did come back home around 12.30 pm.
The clouds came in around 9 am already, but I kept it dry..what a great morning. Took the dogs, they love that hike. I did start with a nice Summer Tanager and then it did go on and on!!
Our other farm is situated in  a different micro climate and so somewhat different birds to watch.
Like crested Oropendola and Cocoa Woodcreeper (although sometimes they visit our farm (Tinamou cottage) , but only in certain times of the year) and slaty Spinetail and black Phoebe, Meadowlark, Cherries Tanager, American Dipper (the Dipper was new in that area of la Estrella(finca Potoo) , never did see a Dipper there).
This lineated Woodpecker was pecking nearby our farm (Tinamou cottage) where we did start. I did not zoom in , they are absolutely not shy at all.

This Acorn Woodpecker was in a tree behind the lineated Woodpecker, I had to zoom him in... he was in the big Acacia tree where you see the red arrow.
This Meadowlark was singing beautiful, I love their song!
I took this Lark picture 15 minutes after that I took the pictures of the Woodpeckers...I was surrounded by clouds, it amazes me every time how fast that goes ! 
And then this Cherrie's Tanager on our other farm, his red looks great in those clouds!
On the Tinamou cottage farm we don't see Cherrie's Tanagers but Crimson backed Tanagers, but then 2 km further up, you see them everywhere. 
And a nice present was today the two laughing Falcons doing their song...
I took a small video, put it on our Tinamou facebook and Youtube...
My dog Max was not coping well with the song that they did make, you will see on the video :)
Down below you will see the links and the list of today.
Greetings from Terry
https://youtu.be/rxVrQPyCLzs  laughing falcons and Max
https://www.facebook.com/tinamoucottage/?fref=ts
road from Tinamou cottage to finca Potoo, Chiriquí, PA
Oct 29, 2016 7:50 AM - 12:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     hike, first sun then clouds, but dry.
73 species (+1 other taxa)

Spotted Wood-Quail  2     heard more
Cattle Egret  5
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Roadside Hawk  3
Short-tailed Hawk  1
White-tipped Dove  3
Squirrel Cuckoo  2     + call
Stripe-throated Hermit  1
Long-billed Starthroat  1
Violet Sabrewing  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  2
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  6     common in this area
Acorn Woodpecker  5
Red-crowned Woodpecker  4
Lineated Woodpecker  1
Laughing Falcon  2
Brown-throated Parakeet  2
Cocoa Woodcreeper (Lawrence's)  1     common in this area ( la Estrella)
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  2
Slaty Spinetail  1
Yellow Tyrannulet  1
Yellow-bellied Elaenia  1
Paltry Tyrannulet  1
Common Tody-Flycatcher  2
Western Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  1
Black Phoebe  1
Dusky-capped Flycatcher  2
Great Kiskadee  1
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Social Flycatcher  3
Tropical Kingbird  2
Lesser Greenlet  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Black-chested Jay  5
House Wren  4
Rufous-breasted Wren  1     only heard song
Rufous-and-white Wren  1
Isthmian Wren  2
Tropical Gnatcatcher  1
American Dipper  1
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  2
Swainson's Thrush  1
Clay-colored Thrush  1
Tropical Mockingbird  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  10     at least 10 , I did not count them after that
Mourning Warbler  1
Tropical Parula  2
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  1
Cherrie's Tanager  5
Blue-gray Tanager  6
Bay-headed Tanager  1
Silver-throated Tanager  3
Blue-black Grassquit  1
Variable Seedeater  3
Yellow-faced Grassquit  4
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  1     only heard
Buff-throated Saltator  2
Streaked Saltator  2
Black-striped Sparrow  2
Rufous-collared Sparrow  1
White-naped Brushfinch  2
Summer Tanager  1
Flame-colored Tanager  1
White-winged Tanager  2
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
Thick-billed Euphonia  2
Lesser Goldfinch  3

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

24/25th of October 2016 I love October!

Yes I love October... a lot of people are complaining about rain, well maybe they have to turn themselves into birdwatchers and they will be October fans too!
Mostly in the morning there are clouds sometimes rain, sometimes rainstorms.
Yesterday (24th) suddenly wind from the north and yes rain in the Caribbean (they were complaining about NO rain there) here sun on the farm and we heard the wind but that is more like as  in December/January and February behind the farm, we are situated  in a valley and we don't get the wind, so that is what the birds knew..they were on our farm :) and I was surrounded by them. Loads of migrant birds. Finally groups of Tennessee Warblers, so now migration really starts! Keep my eyes open for rare transients, but all the birds are welcome!of course.

I will add my bird list of yesterday to this blog..see down below. I am sure I did miss a lot of other birds, but  like to ID the migrant Warblers if they are male or female, so that  is "work", especially Warblers are moving a lot and fast. I took some pictures, but  did not go well, blurry and so...  just quit with that and took my time to ID them well.

Very nice was the moment that I did see Tennessee Warblers, flame colored Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, red crowned Woodpecker, rufous capped Warbler  taking a bath in a little stream nearby the stable. I could hide myself and observed them, fun!

In the afternoon Hans and I did go for a ride, checking out the little lake in Estrella, not too much birds, but these gray breasted Martins and blue and white Swallows were fun to observe when they were catching mosquitoes out of the water. And cleaning themselves after that:
We decided to check out the river nearby Paja de sombrero:
Sunny weather  as you see...some cormorants, Cattle Egrets, Amazon Kingfisher and this cool ringed Kingfisher, I took this one through my scoop:

He looks almost not real... :)
It was really quiet everywhere (21 C so not hot weather)....our theory was that the birds did eat so much food that they were already hiding and sleeping. This blue black Grosbeak was just sitting there and staring at us:
And so around 6 pm we were almost back home and decided to stop on the bridge nearby our farm. We did see the Bat Falcon hunting and catching a big bug and there were two Otters !!! The light was good enough to take a small video, but the pictures  were blurry. You can see the video on the Tinamou cottage facebook...  https://www.facebook.com/tinamoucottage/?fref=ts
All the cattle Egrets are roosting there like every year...when the whole group is back, like on the picture...the dry season will start soon! 
What a great end of our day, the Otter  and the whole day busy with birds and being in the nature and I had a very nice conversation with this little boy about the Egrets, the clean water of the river and the nice Otters. He is definitely a birdwatcher/nature lover! He did see the play full Otters through my binoculars, wow... that was good! for the Otter video.... https://youtu.be/8jexFrtB02U
 

Today 25th of October, had to work in the meadow and it was my lucky day..a harpy Eagle flew over, fortunately I did have my binoculars with me and he or she was singing !! No camera or phone with me ...! Auch!
Greetings from Terry

The bird list...:
Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Oct 24, 2016 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Partly clouds, loads of migration birds came through, coffeefarm\horsestable
45 species (+2 other taxa)

Black Vulture  1
Gray-cowled Wood-Rail  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  2
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  2
Lesson's Motmot  2
Red-crowned Woodpecker  3
Brown-throated Parakeet  6
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  2
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher  1
Sepia-capped Flycatcher  1
Paltry Tyrannulet  1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  1
Willow Flycatcher  1
Panama Flycatcher  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Philadelphia Vireo  1
House Wren  1
Rufous-and-white Wren  1
Tropical Gnatcatcher  2
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  2
Clay-colored Thrush  2
White-throated Thrush  1
Golden-winged Warbler  2
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Tennessee Warbler  9
Mourning Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler  1
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  2     Heard more
Blue-gray Tanager  2
flame colored Tanager 1
Palm Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  3
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis  1
Yellow-faced Grassquit  2
Buff-throated Saltator  4
Streaked Saltator  2
Summer Tanager  2
Scarlet Tanager  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Baltimore Oriole  2
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  1     Heard more
Thick-billed Euphonia  3

http://coffeeadventures.net/tinamou.html