Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bird trip 31th of January 2012

Today it was needed to visit 3 different spots...Sun  bajareque (drizzel) high up in the mountains and again sun...of course spots out of the wind...
Summer winds are normal for the time of the year. Fortunately on our farm we are out of the wind, that is great , because birds don't like wind.
Also thanks to the curves and hills  in the mountains there are also higher up nice places out of the wind....
The fruit for the Thrushes, long tailed silky Flycatchers and Quetzales are ripe and so they are there....wind or no wind, they have to eat!
Picture of a long tailed silky Flycatcher in the wind and Bajareque.(did a pretty a heavy zoom with my little camera....)
The bird list and down below a picture and I will try download a short movie of the Resplendent Quetzal, that we saw, he was very nice for us...
video
cattle Egrets
spotted Sandpiper
great black Hawk
white tipped Dove
ruddy ground Dove
sulphur winged Parakeets
snowy bellied Hummingbird
rufous tailed Hummingbird
long billed Starthroat
green violet Ear
white tailed Emerald
stripe tailed Hummingbird
red faced Spinetail
resplendent Quetzal
red crowned Woodpecker
acorn Woodpecker
streak headed Woodcreeper
tropical Kingbird
social Flycatcher
great Kiskadee
dark Pewee
gray capped Flycatcher
mountain Elaenia
yellow bellied Elaenia
common tufted Flycatcher
barred Becard
gray breasted WoodWren
plain Wren
house Wren
long tailed silky Flycatcher
mountain Thrush
clay colored Thrush
ruddy capped nightingale Thrush
brown capped Vireo
Tennessee Warbler
philadelphia Vireo
black throated green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
golden winged Warbler
chestnut sided Warbler
Summer Tanager
Baltimore Oriole
red legged Honeycreeper
slate throated Redstart
collared Redstart
elegant Euphonia
thick billed Euphonia
silver throated Tanager
blue gray Tanager
Cherrie Tanager
common bush Tanager
white naped brush Finch (flight)
variable Seedeater
yellow bellied Siskin
lesser Goldfinch
yellow Grassquit
great tailed Grackle
black Phoebe
slaty Flowerpiercer
black Vulture

Saturday, January 28, 2012

road/car bird watching

Today a "car/road" birdwatching.
It was a beautiful blue sky, in some areas  summer winds, so we drove a little bit more also because the birdwatchers needed to have the car close by.
And we saw....
Turkey and black Vultures
cattle Egrets
tropical Mockingbirds
gray breasted Martins
great black Hawk
broad winged Hawk
white tailed Kite
gray necked Wood Rail
Ruddy Ground Dove
sulphur winged Parakeets
snowy bellied Hummingbird
scintillant Hummingbird
green Kingfisher
brown violet Ear (never saw this bird in the Bajo Mono)
green violet Ear
garden Emerald
female resplendent Quetzal in flight
...Trogon in flight(orange bellied?, did not see the belly)
rufous crowned Motmot
red crowned Woodpecker
tropical Kingbird
social Flycatcher
dark Pewee
great Kiskadee
gray capped Flyctacher
mountain Elaenia
common tody Flycatcher
house Wren
black faced Solitair
clay colored Thrush
mountain Thrush
Tennessee Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
chestnut sided Warbler
black throated green Warbler
black and white Warbler
summer Tanager female
Baltimore Oriole
rose breasted Grosbeak
red legged Honeycreeper
three striped Warbler
slate throated Redstart
thick billed Euphonia
silver throated Tanager
palm Tanager
blue gray Tanager
flame colored Tanager, female
cherrie Tanager
buff throated Saltator
lesser Goldfinch
yellow faced Grassquit
rufous collared Sparrow
great tailed Grackle
black Phoebe

On our farm , heard the common Potoo again and also the mottled Owl, first time this year.
And the common Pauraque....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Warm day for birding... 24th of January 2012

One of those summer days, even in the cloudforest it was dry soil...
I love those tropical colors when the sun is bright....never get bored with that....
When you look very good , you will see a red crowned Woodpecker on the Banana flower....I zoom in....

A female red crowner Woodpecker are having a blast!

The bird list of today, did visit two sites..
the good old cattle Egrets
black vulture
great black Hawk
snowy bellied Hummingbird
rufous tailed Hummingbird
long billed Starthroat (yes I could not resist to go and check out the nest and show the birdwatchers...)
black throated Mango (female)
white throated mountain Gem
stripe tailed Hummingbird
red faced Spinetail
emerald Toucanet
red crowned Woodpecker
tropical Kingbird
great Kiskadee
gray capped Flycatcher(new on that spot)
dark Pewee
social Flycatcher
mountain Elaenia
paltry Tyrannulet
white fronted Tyrannulet
common tody Flycatcher
tufted Flycatcher
gray breasted Wood Wren
house Wren
black faced Solitair
long tailed silky Flycatcher
mountain Thrush
clay colored Thrush
yellow winged Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
Wilson's Warbler
chestnut sided Warbler
black burnian Warbler
black throated green Warbler
Summer Tanager
rose breasted Grosbeak
slate throated Whitestart
red legged Honeycreeper
collared Redstart
elegant Euphonia
yellow crowned Euphonia
bay headed Euphonia
silver throated Tanager
blue gray Tanager
flame colored Tanager
common bush Tanager
buff throated Saltator
variable Seedeater
lesser Goldfinch
yellow faced Grassquit
rufous collared Sparrow
great tailed Grackle
black Phoebe

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bird trip 23th of Jan

I took this one with my little camera and see the result...picture of yesterday was taken by Hans with his bigger camera  ha ha...you see the little long billed Starthroats very good....

Here is the bird list of today....went to 2 different sights, not too much wind and nice sunny weather
cattle Egret
great Egret
black Vulture
yellow headed Caracara
Squirrel Cuckoo (very much in love)
snowy bellied Hummingbird
rufous tailed Hummingbird
long billed Starthroat
scintillant Hummingbird
violet Sabrewing (female)
green violet Ear
stripe tailed Hummingbird
white tailed Emerald
streak headed Woodcreeper
blue crowend Motmot
tropical Kingbird
dark Pewee
social Flycatcher
boat billed Flycatcher
common tody Flycatcher
yellowish Flycatcher
house Wren
black faced Solitair
mountain Thrush
clay colored Thrush
orange billed nightingale Thrush
brown capped Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Tennessee Warbler
black throated Green Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
black and white Warbler
American Redstart
Wilson's Warbler
yellow throated Vireo
summer Tanager
Baltimore Oriole
red legged Honeycreepers
slate throated Whitestart
three striped Warbler
yellow crowned Euphonia
silver throated Tanagers
thick billed Euphonia
flame colored Tanager
common bush Tanager
buff throated Saltator
black striped Sparrow
yellow faced Grassquit(female)
black Guan
great tailed Grackle
blue and white Swallow

New bird on the Culebra trail

Saw yesterday (22th of Jan ) a Tropical Parula on that trail, never saw it there. Quetzales are back over there also on finca Lerida...same area.
On another spot a green Heron(picture see below) and a nest of the long billed Starthroat(above, has two young, you only see 1 beak on the picture)
Hans and I went together  to a few birding sides...just to see if the fruits are ripe, situation on the Quetzal trail(is open now)
The "birdwatchers" are coming, so my season is really starting now...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

rufous collared Sparrow

A little bit busy lately and so lacking of blog story's.
Today I was sipping a Ruiz coffee with a friend out of Holland and so a rufous collared Sparrow was helping us cleaning the floor...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

bird trip 10th of January 2012

Beautiful weather, sun and in the cloud forest since days finally beautiful blue sky...
The birds were happy...we stayed on one spot in the cloud forest.
Turkey Vulture(eating a snake)
cattle Egrets
little blue Heron
road side Hawk
ruddy ground Dove
sulphur winged Parakeets in flight
white throated mountain Gem
red faced Spinetail
prong billed Barbet
spot crowned Woodcreeper
tropical Kingbird
dark Pewee
common tufted Flycatcher
yellowish Flycatcher
gray breasted wood Wren
black faced Solitair
mountain Thrush
brown capped Vireo
black burnian Warbler
collared Redstart
three striped Warbler
slate throated Redstart
flame throated Warbler
flame colored Tanager
common bush Tanager
yellow thighed Finch
yellow throated brush Finch
rufous collared Sparrow

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bird trip 9th of January 2012

Bird trip with two Dutch enthoussiastic birders. On spot one we had really great amount of birds and the big surprise on that spot, never saw it there... green Kingfisher.
The second spot was more quiet....(Sun and somewhat wind)
The bird list:
Cattle Egrets
Eastern Meadowlark
black Vulture
ruddy ground Dove
snowy bellied Hummingbird
rufous tailed Hummingbird
long billed Starthroat
green violet Ear
violet Sabrewing
white tailed Emerald
green Kingfisher
emerald Toucanet
tropical Kingbird
dark Pewee(picture see down below)
tody Flycatcher
plain Wren(making a nest)
orange billed nightingale Trush
black faced Solitair
brown capped Vireo
Tennessee Warbler
black burnian Warbler
chestnut sided Warbler
rosy breasted Grosbeak
red legged Honeycreeper
golden crowned Warbler
Elegant Euphonia
yellow crowned Euphonia
silver throated Tanager
flame colored Tanager
white winged Tanager
streaked Saltator
buff throated Saltator
chestnut capped brush Finch
variable Seedeater
rufous collared Sparrow
yellow faced Grassquit
blue black Grassquit
blue and white Swallow
great tailed Grackle

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

what a difference with yesterday!

I went with Tihana on a birding trip . The weather in Boquete was bad, so we escaped to lower land , this time in the Caldera area...we had some wind, some clouds, but out of the wind it was really good for the birds...only the birds did not realize that.
I was on a certain moment almost to the point that I was praying for birds, to show up...
O.K. we did see birds and she really enjoyed that, fortunately she had a lot of patience...bravo!

Spotted Sandpiper
road side Hawk in flight
crested Caracara in flight
brown throated Parakeets
(heard a striped Cuckoo)
long billed Starthroat (and later we went to the nest of yesterday)
snowy bellied Hummingbird
rufous tailed Hummingbird
Panama Flycatcher
streaked Flycatcher
tropical Kingbird
white fronted Tyrannulet
clay colored Thrush
yellow Warbler
red legged Honeycreeper
thick billed Euphonia
yellow crowned Euphonia
blue gray Tanager
crimson backed Tanager
blue black Grassquit
variable Seedeater
black Phoebe
crested Oropendola
gray headed Chachalaca..in flight

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A good birding morning...

It is really summer now and a lot of birds are having hormones who are running!
On my wind still spot...a lot of birds are nesting. Found a nice nest with the long billed Starthroat in it.
On another spot I saw the stripe tailed Hummingbird, I never saw him there.
And very good views of not shy red crowned Ant Tanagers..even took a picture , with the bird on it.
Here are the pictures(had also a lot of leaf pictures!
                                           spotted Sandpiper
                                           Elegant Euphonia
                                           stripe tailed Hummingbird Female...was new on that spot
I never saw that rufous little spot above her beak??!!
                                           Red crowned Ant Tanager

O.K. and then the bird list...
black Vulture
cattle Egret
spotted Sandpiper
broad winged Hawk
yellow headed Caracara
white tipped Dove
rufous tailed Hummingbird
snowy bellied Hummingbird
long billed Starthroat
magenta throated Woodstar (3 females with an issue)
stripe tailed Hummingbird
red crowned Woodpecker
streak headed Woodcreeper
boat billed Flycatcher
social Flycatcher
tropical Kingbird
great Kiskadee
lesser elaenia
white fronted Tyrannulet
house Wren
plain Wren
rufous breasted Wren
clay colored Thrush
mountain Thrush
Wilson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
black and white Warbler
black burnian Warbler
summer Tanager
rose breasted Grosbeak
red legged Honeycreepers
rufous capped Warbler
Elegant Euphonia
thick billed Euphonia
yellow crowned Euphona
silver throated Tanager
palm Tanager
bluegray Tanager
Cherrie Tanager
red crowned Ant Tanager
streaked Saltator
buff throated Saltator
yellow throated brush Finch
variable Seedeater
yellow faced Grassquit
rufous collared Sparrow
lesser Goldfinch
torrent Tyrannulet
black Phoebe

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bird watching with one eye?!

Went with two English girls for a bird watching trip(for them their first birding trip ever)...around 10 am little thing..dust or so...flew in my eye.
We tried to wash it out , but did not work.
Tried to see the birds with one eye, we saw fortunately nice birds, but after that , when the English Girls went on the bus, fast to my home , tried to wash it out...
Did not work...freaking out a bit...to the docter and she did found a very tiny little thing... 2 different eye drops, no pain, swollen eye  and relieved. In 3 days I will be O.K. again and see the birds with two eyes.
Bird watching is very dangerous, you can fall, get something in your eye, bumb your head.....
Well here is the birdlist  of that day....we went to two areas.
black Vulture
snowy bellied Hummingbird
rufous tailed Hummingbird
long billed Starthroat
violet Sabrewing
green violet Ear
white tailed Emerald
hairy Woodpecker
red crowned Woodpecker
streak headed Woodcreeper
dark Pewee
boat billed Flycatcher
tropical Kingbird
mountain Elania
common tody Flycatcher
yellowish Flycatcher
black faced Solitair
white throated Thrush
Philadelphia Vireo
TennesseeWarbler
American Redstart
black throated  green Warbler
black and white Warbler
Elegant Euphonia
Wilson's Warbler
summer Tanager
rose breasted Grosbeak
slate throated White start
red legged Honycreeper
silver throated Tanager
thick billed Euphonia
yellow crowned Euphonia
blue gray Tanager
crimson backed Tanager
white winged Tanager
red crowned Ant Tanager
common bush Tanager
yellow throated brush Finch
slate colored Seedeater
rufous collared Sparrow
yellow faced Grassquit
black Guans