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:
Last week I did go birding with the oldest birdwatcher I ever went birding with..it 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!
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... http://ebird.org/ebird/subnational1/PA-4?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec
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