Thursday, September 8, 2016

31th of August to 8th of September 2016

Not tooo much time to go out bird watching, but on our farm is enough to see, so I did see the first American Redstart on the farm and I think this morning a Louisiana Waterthrush..but without binoculars, so I am not sure.... for a northern Waterthrush it is maybe to early, but it could be.
Nice in this time of year is the very soft singing clay colored Thrushes..also some nasty fights in between the Trushes..lot of young birds want to have their spots.

About fights..I was observing 2 days ago the Volcano Hummingbirds while waiting for my husband and two Dutch hikers at Respingo, the other trail head of the Quetzal trail. I love to watch them how they fly fast high in the sky and come back even faster to impress other Hummingbirds...spectaculair.The make a great high whisle when they come down.
Here a female Volcano Hummingbird...I had plenty of time to put some effort in pictures:
Also  the black capped Flycatchers were active, such a pretty birds:
I did see 2 western Wood Pewee's, all the time calling, probably new arrivals because a collared Redstart was very upset and wanted to get them out his area...he was attacking them all the time.
Large Footed Finches ..a big group were doing their thing in the brushes..scratches in leafs with  both their big feet to get the insects . The hikers were thinking that there were big animals in the brushes...

Last week I did go birding with the oldest birdwatcher I ever went birding was great. She is turning 93 years this month. Wauw , what an eyes!  and ears, great! We did see great birds... her daugther was more for the big birds and yes we did see them also... the biggest of that day was a ornate Hawk Eagle flying by...attacked by a great Kiskadee ..unfortunately no picture. We did watch a very cute family Squirrel Cuckoo, both male and female were feeding the immature, very cute!
With an English couple I did go birding , the Englishman wanted to take pictures..he made some great ones, he was very happy. And fortunately we did see also a male Quetzal...well with picture taking people I do have time to take a picture with my camera . Here he is...

September is moving on and this coming week I have some time to check out the birds... migration time!
My husband did see a migration group of Hawks in Bocas del Toro (coast)..migration is almost in full swing.. we keep our eyes and ears open!!!! Last but not least, a picture of the Spotted Sandpiper, taken from the bridge here nearby the farm...ah well the bridge is high..., he is on the left... :)

Down below the list from last Monday , the birds seen on our farm.. more lists see on  Ebird...
Happy birding and greetings from Terry

Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Sep 5, 2016 8:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     sun, coffee farm area
40 species

Gray-headed Chachalaca  4
Spotted Wood-Quail  1     heard group in forest
Roadside Hawk  2
Scaled Pigeon  1
Ruddy Ground-Dove  1     heard song
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  4
Lesson's Motmot  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  2
Laughing Falcon  1     heard only
Blue-headed Parrot  6
Brown-throated Parakeet  4
Mountain Elaenia  2
Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant  1     + call
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  2     +song and call
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Lance-tailed Manakin  2     + call
Lesser Greenlet  2
House Wren  2
Rufous-breasted Wren  1     + song
Rufous-and-white Wren  1     + song
Tropical Gnatcatcher  2
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  1
Clay-colored Thrush  4
White-throated Thrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
American Redstart  1     first one this season
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Buff-rumped Warbler  1
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Palm Tanager  3 immature get fed by adults
Bay-headed Tanager  5
Silver-throated Tanager  1
Red-legged Honeycreeper  5
Yellow-faced Grassquit  2
Buff-throated Saltator  3
Streaked Saltator  1
White-naped Brushfinch  2
Flame-colored Tanager  1
Thick-billed Euphonia  3
Lesser Goldfinch  2     + song