Friday, October 18, 2013

nice migration time, loads of migration birds are coming through our farm and surroundings..a new bird on the farm today!

It is a great migration time. Here on the farm it's a big bird party for me. 2 Days ago suddenly everywhere the sound of Baltimore Orioles and now also everywhere in our forest are the "silent" Swainson's Thrushes(lot of berries on the farm) ..they don't make a (wiet wiet ) sound like when they go back in April/May.
I never saw so much Townsend's warblers coming through, why is that...always so much why's...
The Philadelphia Vireo's and Tennessee Warblers did arrive in small amounts, they are always later .
My first Wilson's Warbler  that I did see was 14th of October... I keep my eyes open for the Hawks...hope I will see some migration...
Today a black and white Becard on the farm , a new bird on this farm.

Here the bird list from 14th of October 2013..Bajo Mono Boquete
Cattle Egret
black Vulture
yellow headed Caracara
Bat Falcon
white tipped Dove
ruddy ground Dove
crimson fronted Parakeets
Vaux's Swift
violet Sabrewing
rufous tailed Hummingbird
white throated mountain Gem
red crowned Woodpecker
hairy Woodpecker
spot crowned Woodcreeper
yellow bellied Elaenia
mountain Elaenia
olive striped Flycatcher
torrent Tyrannulet
common tody Flycatcher
tufted Flycatcher
dark Pewee
yellowish Flycatcher
black Phoebe
great Kiskadee
gray capped Flycatcher
tropical Kingbird
yellow winged Vireo
house Wren
plain Wren
orange billed nightingale Thrush
ruddy capped nightingale Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Mountain Thrush
clay colored Thrush
Tennessee Warbler
Chestnut sided Warbler
Townsend Warbler
black burnian Warbler(female)
slate throated Redstart
Collared Redstart
Wilson's Warbler
common bush Tanager
Cherrie's Tanager
blue gray Tanager
Palm Tanager(in flight)
silver throated Tanager
red legged Honeycreeper
buff throated Saltator
yellow faced Grassquit
white naped brush Finch
chestnut capped brush Finch
rufous collared Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole
yellow throated Euphonia
lesser Goldfinch

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

trip to Holland 22th of September to 6th of October 2013

It was really time for a vacation and we did go to Holland to visit family  and the goal was to go to nature areas, we did want to do that for a while so we did... we had two weeks fantastic weather.
Like in Panama, there was a good migration of birds.
The bird list....
Fuut - great crested Grebe
Aalscholver-Great Cormorant
grote Zilverreiger-great white Egret(Oostvaardersplassen Tiengemeten )

kleine Zilverreiger-little Egret (Tiengemeten)
blauwe Reiger-gray Heron
Ooievaar-white Stork
Lepelaar- Eurasian Spoonbill (Tiengemeten 24/9/13)
kleine Zwaan-Tundra Swan (Tiengemeten 25/9/13)
KnobbelZwaan- mute Swan
Brandgans-Barnacle Goose (Tiengemeten 24/25 /9/13..Oostvaarders plassen 2th Oct 2013)
grote Canadese Gans-Canada Goose
grauwe Gans-graylag Goose
wilde Eend-Mallard
Krakeend-Gadwall (Oostvaarders plassen 2th of Oct 2013)
Smient - Eurasian Wigeon
Slobeend-northern Shoveler
Wintertaling-common Teal
Topper-greater Scaup (Oostevaarders plassen Tiengemeten)
Tafeleend- common Pochard
Bergeend-common Shelduck
Nijlgans -Egyptian Goose
Kuifeend-tufted Duck
Buizerd-common  Buzzard
Torenvalk-common Kestrel
Havik -northern groshawk
Smelleken-Merlin (Tiengemeten)
Slechtvalk-Peregrine (Oostvaarders Plassen)
Fazant-common Fheasant
Meerkoet-common Coot
Goudplevier(lifer)-European golden Plover (Tiengemeten)
Zilverplevier(lifer)-grey Plover (Tiengemeten)
Kievit-Northern Lapwing
Grutto?-black tailed Godwit(IJmuiden 4th of October 2013)
Kanoet(lifer)-Red Knot (IJmuiden4th of October 2013)
bonte Strandloper-Dunlin (IJmuiden)
groenpootruiter-common Greenshank (Tiengemeten)
Kokmeeuw-black headed Gull
Zilvermeeuw-Herring Gull
grote Mantelmeeuw-great black-backed Gull
Visdief-common Tern
Houtduif-Wood Pigeon
halsband Parkiet- rose ringed Parakeet
IJsvogel -common Kingfisher (Waterleiding duinen(Oase)1 th of October Golfbaan Spaarnwoude 10th of Oct)
groene Specht-Green Woodpecker (Spaarnwoude(Velsen)
grote bonte Specht-great spotted Woodpecker
veldleeuwerik -sky Lark
Boerenzwaluw-Barn Swallow
huiszwaluw-House Martin
Oeverpieper-rock Pipit (IJmuiden)
witte Kwikstaart-white Wagtail (the roof was full with these birds on "Tiengemeten")
tjiftjaf-Chiffchaff (6th of Oct)
Kuifmees-crested Tit (Waterleidingduinen)
Pimpelmees-blue Tit
Koolmees-great Tit
boomklever-Wood Nuthatch
Boomkruiper-short toed Treecreeper
Gaai-Eurasian Jay
Kauw-Eurasian Jackdaw
Zwarte Kraai-Carrion Crow
Spreeuw-common Starling
Huismus-House Sparrow (picture on IJmuiden beach)
Putter -Goldfinch
Heggenmus-hedge Accentor
grauwe Gors-Corn Bunting

We did go (always a wish from me) to the Island Tiengemeten in southwest of Holland...go there when you are in can spend the night in the only hotel (Herberg) on the island.

We did go, that is a must when I am in Holland the Oostvaarders plassen..for bird/nature crazy people a must. We did see  the new beautiful movie about this area (de nieuwe wildernis, the new Wilderness)
We stayed for 8 days in Spaarnwoude, nearby family, also birders paradise, also nearby dunes and coast (b&b woodside lodge for 4 days)