Sunday, October 29, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

lot's of energy in the forest!!! ( update 19th of October , see down below)





This morning finally I had more time to check out all those birds around us... high peak of migration birds, all day we hear the little sounds of them. They are very active so I took a video of a much easier bird, our bird ...the blue gray Tanager eating berries, but on the video you can hear the sounds of the migration birds!

While I was staring into the forest around the cottages with all those energetic birds, I was thinking...where is this reminding me of... suddenly I did know that.... last week friends of us did visit us with two kids of 5 and 7 years old, on the moment they did enter our house I felt the same energy as I felt this morning in the forest... hectic, sweet, energy, not organized, lovable, messy and enjoyable....



Anyway it was a good morning ..sun summer day and I love our farm, I don't blame the birds..what is more attractive then a water stream, muddy area, coffee trees, flowers, berries, open area, not organized messy dead woody areas....
and some patient bird dogs....

https://youtu.be/RM0URTPPUs8  another video of rosy Thrush Tanager this morning behind the little Tinamou cottage  and of course the bird list of this morning ...see down below...
Greetings from Terry☺
http://coffeeadventures.net/tinamou.html


Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Oct 17, 2017 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Comments:     sun , wind from north, birding  around cottages
51 species (+1 other taxa)

Little Tinamou  1     HO (heard only)
Gray-headed Chachalaca  6
Turkey Vulture  2
White-tipped Dove  1
pigeon/dove sp.  1     too fast flew away, I think ruddy Quail Dove
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Stripe-throated Hermit  1
Violet Sabrewing  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  4
Lesson's Motmot  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  1
Golden-olive Woodpecker  1
Lineated Woodpecker  1
Bat Falcon  1     + call fly over... last few days seen above meadows(hunting)
Olivaceous Woodcreeper  1     + call
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  1
Mountain Elaenia  1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  1     + calls
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Lance-tailed Manakin  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Black-chested Jay  2     fighting with the window image
House Wren  1
Rufous-breasted Wren  1
Tropical Gnatcatcher  2
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  2
Clay-colored Thrush  2
White-throated Thrush  1
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  3     https://youtu.be/RM0URTPPUs8
Summer Tanager 1 
Golden-winged Warbler  2
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Tennessee Warbler  3
American Redstart  2
Blackburnian Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
Rufous-capped Warbler  1
Costa Rican Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  3
Slate-throated Redstart  1
Blue-gray Tanager  2     https://youtu.be/VahLqGHkkHY
Bay-headed Tanager  1
Silver-throated Tanager  3
Red-legged Honeycreeper  3
Buff-throated Saltator  3
Flame-colored Tanager  1
White-winged Tanager  2
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  5
Thick-billed Euphonia  3
Lesser Goldfinch  2
http://coffeeadventures.net/tinamou.html

(more bird lists on ebird.org)

19th of October 2017 I did go out this morning...soo much birds here on the farm in the forest.So here an addition 
Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Oct 19, 2017 8:50 AM - 10:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     forest.. cloudy huge bird activity ...Ant swarm and a lot of berries on the trees
55 species (+1 other taxa)

Little Tinamou  1     HO
Gray-headed Chachalaca  2     heard more
Turkey Vulture  2
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Stripe-throated Hermit  1
Lesser Violetear  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  2
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  2
Lesson's Motmot  1
Lineated Woodpecker  1     HO
Yellow-headed Caracara  2
Brown-throated Parakeet  2
White-flanked Antwren  1     + call... first time seen on farm
Ruddy Woodcreeper  2     Ant Swarm
Cocoa Woodcreeper  1
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  2
Yellow-bellied Elaenia  2
Mountain Elaenia  1
Paltry Tyrannulet  1
Western Wood-Pewee  1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  2     + calls and one with song
Bright-rumped Attila  1     HO song
Lance-tailed Manakin  2
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  1     HO
Red-eyed Vireo  5     ( eating berries)
Black-chested Jay  2     heard more
Rufous-breasted Wren  2
Rufous-and-white Wren  1
Isthmian Wren  1     HO
Tropical Gnatcatcher  4
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  4
Swainson's Thrush  3
Clay-colored Thrush  2
White-throated Thrush  1
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  1     heard more
Louisiana/Northern Waterthrush  1
Golden-winged Warbler  3     1 seen on edge of forest, 1 at the stream and 1 (female) above the waterfall
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Tennessee Warbler  2
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Golden-crowned Warbler  2     + song and new on the farm!
Buff-rumped Warbler  1     + song
Wilson's Warbler  1
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  1
Silver-throated Tanager  2
Red-legged Honeycreeper  3
Thick-billed Seed-Finch  2     in bamboo + call  1 heard 1 male seen
Buff-throated Saltator  3
Black-striped Sparrow  1
White-naped Brushfinch  1
Flame-colored Tanager  2
White-winged Tanager  1     heard more
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  5
Thick-billed Euphonia  1
Lesser Goldfinch  2
Greetings from  Terry
http://coffeeadventures.net/tinamou.html





Thursday, September 28, 2017

Finally a new post ! September 2017 a pair of tropical Gnatcatchers and more

September 2017... one day to go and October is there! Time is flying. September is a month where we paint..fix things... getting ready for high season. But September is of course also exciting because the migrant birds are coming back or coming through. My ears and eyes are open, well always, but now double sharp! A very great Warbler and a lifer for me was the yellow-throated Warbler on the continental Divide on the 24th of September.
The first migration bird this season was on the 12th of August ...a Louisiana Waterthrush.On 1750 meter alitude.
Then regular I do see the black and white Warbler (first one 14 th of  August on 1650 m altitude), American Redstart (first one 2th of September on 1250 m altitude), black burnian Warblers (first one 16th September here on the farm , 1250 m altitude) and the red eyed Vireo's ( first one 15th of September here on the farm)yellow bellied Flycatcher ( first one 6 September here on the farm) and of course the western Wood Pewee's see picture ( first one 6th of August on 600 m altitude)

Now it is waiting for the rest!!!

"Our birds" were pretty active in September and still ... young birds who were born in this year, fighting over territory. Even still everyday we have heard clay colored Thrushes singing on the farm.And always interesting that when there is a migrant bird coming through, some birds are upset with these newcomers. Specially the rufous capped Warblerssilver throated Warblers are quite territorial.
Never a boring moment in "bird country".

A lot of birds are molting, changing the feathers. So at this moment they hide more, keep themselves safe. And they do sunning (sunbaths) and  anting (Antbaths), both is about cleaning their feathers and get rid of mites and other parasites. Sunning can be also just warming up after a cold night, rain showers or just to relax. This is all a very short explanation, there is more to tell about this.
Anyway this pair of tropical Gnatcatchers were busy the whole morning  to take a sunbath. It was in front of our house on an old Squirrel nest, after the Squirrel left the nest, two blue gray Tanagers made a nest in it, then after that a thick billed Euphonia and bay headed Tanagers did use nest material from that nest...then the wind did damage the nest  and now it is flat "thing" where the pair of Tropical Gnatcatchers took their baths...isn't that cool!
                                          Male...
                                          Female....
And of course a you tube video, (I had to zoom in..did not want to disturb , this time I moved more then the energetic Gnatcatchers :) )




Down below I will add some bird lists from September.
Up to the month of October!... greetings  from Terry
http://coffeeadventures.net/tinamou.html




la India, Chiriquí, PA
Sep 2, 2017 8:10 AM - 10:20 AM
Comments:     sun and last hour clouds came in
51 species

Little Tinamou  1     HO
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  2
Roadside Hawk  1
Scaled Pigeon  2
White-tipped Dove  4
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  2
Acorn Woodpecker  5
Red-crowned Woodpecker  2
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  1
Pale-breasted Spinetail  1     HO
Yellow-bellied Elaenia  1
Mountain Elaenia  1
Paltry Tyrannulet  2
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  1
Western Wood-Pewee  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Dusky-capped Flycatcher  1
Great Kiskadee  1     HO
Tropical Kingbird  2
Black-and-white Becard  2
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  1
Lesser Greenlet  2
Brown-capped Vireo  1     + song
Blue-and-white Swallow  30
House Wren  2
Isthmian Wren  2
Tropical Gnatcatcher  2
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  2
Clay-colored Thrush  2
Tropical Mockingbird  1
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
American Redstart  1
Tropical Parula  1
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Costa Rican Warbler  3
Wilson's Warbler  1     first one this season...
Slate-throated Redstart  1
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Blue-black Grassquit  10     approx, seen , heard more
Yellow-bellied Seedeater  3
Yellow-faced Grassquit  2
Buff-throated Saltator  2
Black-striped Sparrow  2
Rufous-collared Sparrow  12     approx, heard more
White-naped Brushfinch  4
Flame-colored Tanager  1
White-winged Tanager  3
Lesser Goldfinch  5




marina Pedregal, Chiriquí, PA  nearby David down town on coast
Sep 4, 2017 8:50 AM - 10:05 AM
Comments:     clouds
19 species (+1 other taxa)

Magnificent Frigatebird  2
Anhinga  1
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron  1 :
Little Blue Heron 1 White Ibis 4 Black Vulture 7 Roadside Hawk 1 Southern Lapwing 1 HO Spotted Sandpiper 4 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3 Pale-vented Pigeon 1 Ruddy Ground-Dove 2 Scaly-breasted Hummingbird 1 Red-crowned Woodpecker 2 Lineated Woodpecker 1 HO Yellow-headed Caracara 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher 1:
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Mangrove Swallow 12 Picture above Bananaquit 1


cordillera, Chiriquí, PA
Sep 9, 2017 6:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 kilometer(s)
Comments:     thin clouds
62 species (+4 other taxa)

Gray-headed Chachalaca  5
Cattle Egret  5
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  3
Band-tailed Pigeon  7
Squirrel Cuckoo  2
White-collared Swift  50     approx, group flew over
Purple-crowned Fairy  1
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  1
hummingbird sp.  1
Lattice-tailed Trogon  1     + call first time  for me in this area
Olivaceous Piculet  2
Red-crowned Woodpecker  2
Crested Caracara  1
Yellow-headed Caracara  2
Laughing Falcon  1     HO
Blue-headed Parrot  1     + call
Red-lored Parrot  4
Brown-throated Parakeet  4
Ruddy Foliage-gleaner  1     + song
Slaty Spinetail  1
Pale-breasted Spinetail  2     + song
Yellow Tyrannulet  2
Paltry Tyrannulet  2
Common Tody-Flycatcher  2
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Empidonax sp.  1     no eye ring, brighter wing bars, pumping tail..somewhat yellowish on belly..Willow?
Great Kiskadee  1
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Social Flycatcher  3
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher  1     + call
Tropical Kingbird  2
White-ruffed Manakin  2 : 
Lesser Greenlet 2 Blue-and-white Swallow 8 approx swallow sp. 2 It looked like the northern rough winged Swallow, too dark and too far away for ID Scaly-breasted Wren 1 did see movement, heard more the song House Wren 1 Riverside Wren 1 HO Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush 1 HO Clay-colored Thrush 1 Tropical Parula 2 Buff-rumped Warbler 1 HO Slate-throated Redstart 1 Cherrie's Tanager 8 approx Blue-gray Tanager 6 Golden-hooded Tanager 4 Bay-headed Tanager 4 Silver-throated Tanager 2 Scarlet-thighed Dacnis 2 Blue Dacnis 1 + call:
Red-legged Honeycreeper 2 Blue-black Grassquit 3 Variable Seedeater 3 Yellow-bellied Seedeater 2 Bananaquit 2 Yellow-faced Grassquit 2 Buff-throated Saltator 5 Black-striped Sparrow 2 Rufous-collared Sparrow 2 Eastern Meadowlark 1 HO song Crested Oropendola 2 Yellow-crowned Euphonia 5 Thick-billed Euphonia 2 Lesser Goldfinch 1


palma real, Chiriquí, PA
Sep 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:25 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     clouds
50 species (+2 other taxa)

Black Vulture  2
Roadside Hawk  1
White-tipped Dove  1
Smooth-billed/Groove-billed Ani  2
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  1
Lesson's Motmot  1
Olivaceous Piculet  2
Slaty Antwren  1     + song
Dusky Antbird  1     + song
Bicolored Antbird  1     + song
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper  1     very territorial  towards the spotted Woodcreeper, chasing him away all the time.. + call
Spotted Woodcreeper  1     + song
Streaked Xenops  1     + song, first time I do  see this bird in this area
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet  2     + song
Greenish Elaenia  1     + call
Paltry Tyrannulet  1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  1
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Bright-rumped Attila  2     + song
Great Kiskadee  1     HO
Social Flycatcher  2
Tropical Kingbird  2
Orange-collared Manakin  5
Lesser Greenlet  1
Black-chested Jay  4
Scaly-breasted Wren  1     heard only
House Wren  1
Rufous-breasted Wren  2
Isthmian Wren  1     HO
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  1
Clay-colored Thrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Cherrie's Tanager  5
Blue-gray Tanager  4
Palm Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  4
Blue Dacnis  1
Green Honeycreeper  2
Yellow-bellied Seedeater  1
Bananaquit  3
Yellow-faced Grassquit  2
Buff-throated Saltator  4
Streaked Saltator  1
Black-striped Sparrow  1
Orange-billed Sparrow  1     + song
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  5
Blue-black Grosbeak  1
Crested Oropendola  2     + song
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  3
Spot-crowned Euphonia  2     + song



Sendero Culebra, Chiriquí, PA
Sep 19, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     sun
39 species

White-throated Mountain-gem  2 :
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird 1 Prong-billed Barbet 1 Brown-throated Parakeet 2 Streak-headed Woodcreeper 1 HO Ruddy Treerunner 5 Red-faced Spinetail 4 Mountain Elaenia 2 Dark Pewee 1 Tropical Kingbird 2 Barred Becard 1 Brown-capped Vireo 3 Ochraceous Wren 1 Gray-breasted Wood-Wren 5 American Dipper 2 Black-faced Solitaire 1 + song Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush 1 HO song Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush 1 HO call Tropical Mockingbird 1 Rosy Thrush-Tanager 1 HO Louisiana Waterthrush 1 Black-and-white Warbler 2 Flame-throated Warbler 1 Tennessee Warbler 1 Tropical Parula 1 Blackburnian Warbler 1 Black-cheeked Warbler 1 Wilson's Warbler 1 Slate-throated Redstart 2 Blue-gray Tanager 2 Spangle-cheeked Tanager 5 Silver-throated Tanager 3 Yellow-faced Grassquit 1 Common Chlorospingus 15 approx Chestnut-capped Brushfinch 1 HO Rufous-collared Sparrow 3 Yellow-thighed Finch 3 Flame-colored Tanager 1 Lesser Goldfinch 4



Camino de la Divisoria Continental, Ngäbe-Buglé, PA
Sep 24, 2017 9:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
11.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     sunny 3 stops on the way
58 species (+2 other taxa)

Black Vulture  30     soaring
Turkey Vulture  4
Ornate Hawk-Eagle  1     + song soaring
Barred Hawk  2     soaring
Short-billed Pigeon  1     + song
Groove-billed Ani  2
White-collared Swift  8
Vaux's Swift  6     approx
Green Hermit  3
Long-billed Hermit  1     first time I see this bird in this area
Green-fronted Lancebill  1
White-bellied Mountain-gem  1
Purple-throated Mountain-gem  1
Garden Emerald  2
Crowned Woodnymph  1
Black-cheeked Woodpecker  1
Barred Parakeet  14     + calls
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo  1     HO
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper  1
Strong-billed Woodcreeper  1
Spotted Woodcreeper  1     HO song
Olive-striped Flycatcher  1
Paltry Tyrannulet  1
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant  1
Tufted Flycatcher  1
Western Wood-Pewee  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Great Kiskadee  1
Tropical Kingbird  2
swallow sp.  4
Scaly-breasted Wren  2     HO
House Wren  2
Stripe-breasted Wren  1     HO
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren  1     HO
Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush  1     HO song
Swainson's Thrush  1     for sure it was a Swainson's Thrush
Clay-colored Thrush  2
Tropical Parula  2     + song
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  4
Yellow-throated Warbler  1     lifer for me! no streaks on back. Black  mask and white eyebrow ( superciliary)
Costa Rican Warbler  1
Slate-throated Redstart  2
Crimson-collared Tanager  3
Passerini's Tanager  1     HO
Blue-and-gold Tanager  1
Blue-gray Tanager  4
Golden-hooded Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  3
Silver-throated Tanager  5
Blue-black Grassquit  2
Variable Seedeater  1
Bananaquit  2
Buff-throated Saltator  3
Common Chlorospingus  5
Black-striped Sparrow  2
Hepatic Tanager  1
Summer Tanager  1
Tawny-capped Euphonia  2 :


finca Potoo, Chiriquí, PA
Sep 25, 2017 8:10 AM - 11:50 AM
Comments:     sun , around 11 am clouds came in... forest, scrubs, open meadow area
61 species (+1 other taxa)

Little Tinamou  1
Cattle Egret  3
Black Vulture  5
Roadside Hawk  3
White-tipped Dove  1
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Stripe-throated Hermit  1
Garden Emerald  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  2
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  2
Lineated Woodpecker  1
Brown-throated Parakeet  12     heard more
Barred Antshrike  1     regular seen and heard in this area
Slaty Antwren  1
Olivaceous Woodcreeper  1     + song
Cocoa Woodcreeper  1     seen more in this area
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  1
Pale-breasted Spinetail  1
Slaty-capped Flycatcher  1
Paltry Tyrannulet  1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  2
Western Wood-Pewee  3
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  1
Empidonax sp.  1     look like Acadian Flycatcher , not sure... very sharp call  repeating all the time, never heard that before
Dusky-capped Flycatcher  2
Boat-billed Flycatcher  3
Lance-tailed Manakin  1     HO
White-winged Becard  4
Rose-throated Becard  1
Lesser Greenlet  4
Black-chested Jay  1     HO
Blue-and-white Swallow  4     approx
House Wren  1
Rufous-breasted Wren  2
Rufous-and-white Wren  1     HO
Isthmian Wren  2
Long-billed Gnatwren  1
Tropical Gnatcatcher  3
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  1     heard at least 2 more
Clay-colored Thrush  1
White-throated Thrush  1
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  2     heard all over the place
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Tropical Parula  2     + song
Blackburnian Warbler  2
Rufous-capped Warbler  3
Costa Rican Warbler  5
Wilson's Warbler  2
Slate-throated Redstart  1
Crimson-backed Tanager  2
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  3
Silver-throated Tanager  1
Yellow-faced Grassquit  1
Buff-throated Saltator  3
Streaked Saltator  1
Black-striped Sparrow  2
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch  2     HO
White-naped Brushfinch  4
Flame-colored Tanager  1
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  3
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  2


Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Sep 27, 2017 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Comments:     cloudy.. 5 minutes sun
41 species (+2 other taxa)

Little Tinamou  1     HO
Spotted Wood-Quail  1     HO
Black Vulture  2
Roadside Hawk  1     + song
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  2
Lesson's Motmot  1
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Laughing Falcon  1     HO song
Blue-headed Parrot  4
Brown-throated Parakeet  6
Cocoa Woodcreeper  1     HO call
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  2
Yellow-bellied Elaenia  1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  1     + song
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  1
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Lance-tailed Manakin  1
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  2     HO+ song, answering eachother
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Black-chested Jay  2
House Wren  1
Rufous-breasted Wren  2
Rufous-and-white Wren  1
Tropical Gnatcatcher  1
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  3
Clay-colored Thrush  1
White-throated Thrush  1
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  1     heard more songs all over
Louisiana/Northern Waterthrush  1     too quick to ID
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Rufous-capped Warbler  1
Slate-throated Redstart  1
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Silver-throated Tanager  2
Buff-throated Saltator  2
White-naped Brushfinch  1
Flame-colored Tanager  1
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  4
Thick-billed Euphonia  3
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

just a link and pictures... later this week a story

I was just wondering about this...thinking a lot of the hurricane.. Irma...also because we have some friends and family living on st Martin...but I was thinking also of the birds... found this article.http://www.audubon.org/news/how-do-hurricanes-affect-birds
 Later this week I have a nice story about tropical Gnatcatchers in our garden...
Greetings  from Terry
http://coffeeadventures.net/tinamou.html

Just three pictures of my birding outing a couple of days ago and a nice sunset evening 3 days ago...and a lesson's Motmot checking me out through the office window yesterday....



Monday, August 14, 2017

14th of August 2017 today cloud forest



Today I had some time, everything was ready at home for the new guests and they told us that they arrive in the late evening. And so on my way in the early morning  to the 1800 m , checking out some birds.

Sun was shining. Some clouds , some wind, but that  was o.k.

First it was slow, but after 1 hour  it warmed up and yes I did see nice birds around me. Still a lot of immatures , normal for the time of the year. Also like last week a nice migrant a Louisiana Waterthrush and "wauw" very early two black and white Warblers (both females).:

So the migrants are on their way, I will keep my eyes open.

Until now the score of the migrants for this season...

12/8 and 14/8 a Louisiana Watertrush both 1800 m altitude but in different areas:


6/8 and 12/8   2 western Wood-Pewees  900 m and 1 on  1800 m (on the 1800 m I did not have a good view, dark rainy weather...it was a Pewee and in this time you will have more chance to see a western Wood-Pewee, the easterns are mostly later.

The pictures of the black and white Warbler and Louisiana Waterthrush are kind of blurry , because it was dark and they moved a lot

This picture of the western Wood- Pewee  was taken 6th of August 2017:



The short video above is from a family flame throated Warblers , this morning, 1 adult and 2 immatures , very recently fledged. So cute to see and so hard to follow them.... what an energie!

Down below the list of today.
Greetings from Terry
http://coffeeadventures.net/tinamou.html



alto Quiel, Chiriquí, PA
Aug 14, 2017 7:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     some wind, partly clouds
47 species

Black Vulture  16
Band-tailed Pigeon  1
Short-billed Pigeon  1
White-throated Mountain-gem  1
Violet Sabrewing  1
Acorn Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Barred Parakeet  8
Slaty Antwren  2
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo  3     1 seen 2 heard
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper  3
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner  1
Streak-breasted Treehunter  1
Red-faced Spinetail  7
Mountain Elaenia  2
Paltry Tyrannulet  1
Eye-ringed Flatbill  2
White-throated Spadebill  1
Tufted Flycatcher  2
Dark Pewee  3
Yellowish Flycatcher  1
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Barred Becard  2     HO
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  1     chasing away a black and white Warbler
Brown-capped Vireo  3
Ochraceous Wren  2
Isthmian Wren  1     HO
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren  6     at least 6 seen, heard more
Black-faced Solitaire  2
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush  1
Mountain Thrush  1
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher  9
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2     first one this season
Flame-throated Warbler  5
Black-cheeked Warbler  2
Costa Rican Warbler  3
Slate-throated Redstart  3
Silver-throated Tanager  5
Common Chlorospingus  5
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch  2     2 seen heard more
Rufous-collared Sparrow  1
Yellow-thighed Finch  2
White-naped Brushfinch  2
Flame-colored Tanager  2
Elegant Euphonia  1     + song
Lesser Goldfinch  1     + song

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

black billed Nightingale Thrush on sendero los Quetzales 6th of August 2017



A nice black billed Nightingale Thrush eating a worm on the sendero los Quetzales

Greetings from Terry

(I hope I get time to write  a  new post this week)

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Male stripe throated Hermit in lek, a nice birding morning on finca Potoo



This male stripe throated Hermit is singing with at least 6 other males in a group...Lek is the name. The more males present to give off the pheromone, the stronger the attraction for the females
Since we bought 19 years ago this farm, 10 car minutes  from the farm we live, the stripe throated Hermits are there, big lek!

The farm is on a level of 1275m, is 25 hectares  and in another microclimate then the farm where we live.
When we bought the farm, it was mainly meadows with in between clusters with forest, also really virgin forest with huge trees. Mainly different Oak trees.

At least I try to hike and see birds there once or twice in a month. Depends how busy we are.
19 years ago it was meadows....now a very nice mixed forest with Oak trees... nature wins....always.
Of course ..more and more birds are coming there...nice surprises. Today I did see a group of Smooth billed Ani's in a tree and a masked Titrya... first time I did see them there!

I was standing in a great huge Ant Swarm..I should know that, because I did hear and see the ruddy Woodcreepers...and gray headed Tanagers around me..and more. Love to see all the big Grasshoppers and spiders high up in grass and plants... ...I bet they were praying not to get caught by the Ants!

And like last week, I did see now 2 x a pair of white naped Brush Finch..working hard to give and find food for their "baby" bronzed Cowbird. A female Cowbird does not make a nest, but instead lays her eggs in the nest of other bird species..I notice that here in the highlands, the nest of white naped Brush Finches are very popular..


 And so it was again an exciting morning. The bird list you can find down below.
Greetings from Terry
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finca Potoo, Chiriquí, PA
Jul 29, 2017 7:35 AM - 10:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
more or less 3.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     first sun, last half hour clouds came in
77 species

Little Tinamou  1     heard more
Black Vulture  15     approx
Turkey Vulture  2
Black Hawk-Eagle  1     + song
Roadside Hawk  3     2 seen 1 heard
Ruddy Quail-Dove  1
White-tipped Dove  2
Smooth-billed Ani  4
Squirrel Cuckoo  1
Stripe-throated Hermit  2     2 seen, heard at least 6 more 
Garden Emerald  1
Violet Sabrewing  1
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird  2
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  3
Red-crowned Woodpecker  1
Golden-olive Woodpecker  1
Lineated Woodpecker  1
Blue-headed Parrot  5
Brown-throated Parakeet  2
Barred Antshrike  1     + song and regular seen in this area
Olivaceous Woodcreeper  1
Ruddy Woodcreeper  2     Ant Swarm
Cocoa Woodcreeper  1     + call and song  regular seen in that area
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  2
Yellow-bellied Elaenia  1
Lesser Elaenia  1
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher  1
Slaty-capped Flycatcher  1
Paltry Tyrannulet  2
Common Tody-Flycatcher  2
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  1
Dusky-capped Flycatcher  2
Panama Flycatcher  1
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Piratic Flycatcher  1
Tropical Kingbird  1
Lance-tailed Manakin  2
Masked Tityra  1
Black-and-white Becard  6     all with song
Rufous-browed Peppershrike  1
Lesser Greenlet  4
Yellow-green Vireo  3
House Wren  3
Rufous-breasted Wren  2     + song
Rufous-and-white Wren  3
Isthmian Wren  1     HO
Tropical Gnatcatcher  5
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  3     heard all over songs
Clay-colored Thrush  1
White-throated Thrush  1
Tropical Parula  4
Rufous-capped Warbler  5
Costa Rican Warbler  2
Gray-headed Tanager  4     1 pair  calls, prob nest or young close by, the other two following a big Ant swarm
Crimson-backed Tanager  3
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  3
Red-legged Honeycreeper  3
Blue-black Grassquit  1     HO
Variable Seedeater  4
Yellow-faced Grassquit  3     female in nest
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  1     heard more
Buff-throated Saltator  5
Streaked Saltator  2
Black-striped Sparrow  2
Orange-billed Sparrow  3     + song, 1 seen 2 heard
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch  1     HO
Rufous-collared Sparrow  1     HO
White-naped Brushfinch  4     2 pairs with immature bronzed Cowbird
Flame-colored Tanager  1
White-winged Tanager  1
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  3
Bronzed Cowbird  2     fed by white naped  Brush Finch
Thick-billed Euphonia  2
Lesser Goldfinch  3
I forgot...2 more... buff rumped Warbler + song seen 1 heard 1
striped Cuckoo heard Only (HO)
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Friday, July 28, 2017

recycling nestmaterial rufous and white Wren at Tinamou cottage

This rufous and white Wren is taking nest material for his new or other nest 3 meters next door. The old nest was succes full, 2 immatures flew out a week before. Greetings Terry

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song thick billed Euphonia

When you hear the thick billed Euphonia singing, you will know what kind of birds are living in that area. He is a great imitator.

Greetings from Terry

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

the story of family Bay headed Tanager....it started all on June 9th 2017

It started all next to our balcony... 9th of June 2017, suddenly a lot of action ... a pair of bay headed Tanagers started to build a nest.They were both building the nest. These birds are very energetic and so in no time there was a nest and also 1 egg only.
We were looking forward to the time that was ahead for us. We could just sipping coffee and follow the whole happening.
Around 13th of June the nest was ready and  the female was breeding.
The male was always watching and once in a while they took off together,making nice cute sounds.But this is what we did see a lot, the male on guard....
Then we did notice the 2th of July that both were more restless. The female was more moving in the nest and checking the egg or was  there something happening?
On the morning of the 3th of July 2017... yes we did see movement, a small beak... 
The female was all the time on the nest, only away for dinner. And the male was feeding the immature.  See also a video https://youtu.be/4jWYpOH8zV4
4th of July.... more appetite...both parents were feeding and the Mum was also often on the nest.
I am always amazed how fast those little birds grow..this was already(zoomed in) 7th of July!
Look at the beak!
9th of July...the green feathers are coming!!! (click to enlarge)
the 10th of July...my gosh...suddenly the chick is sitting on his nest...both parents are making soft calls all day:
This picture was taken in the afternoon, he decided to spend the night in his nest, was cleaning his feathers all day and his little wings were going like Hummingbird wings.
And then in the early morning of the 11th of July 6.30ish am, he was still in his nest and an hour later he did leave the nest. https://youtu.be/WFc_BcU0UKs   and  https://youtu.be/Y02mBj0RBd4
Both parents pretty upset, looking all over the place. (Hans and I too 😉😊 )But not even a meter to the left of the nest... he (or she) was sitting in the dense tree on a branch, cleaning his feathers.He was doing that the whole day and the parents were busy with the little one.

11th of July 2017 in the afternoon.. a healthy chick with an attitude...he or she will make it!

And so this morning 12th of July 2017... 6.30ish am, I was on the balcony...checked the brush..the trees.... he/she was gone... flew away into the wide world! I felt a kind of sad and happy...mixed feelings.
I looked up and there was the male bay headed Tanager...staring at me...was he thanking me for the support? 

Greetings from Terry van Niekerk

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

27th of June 2017 Three wattled Bellbirds on the move and a lot of immature birds on the farm

Good afternoon...

This morning while sipping a coffee on the balcony, songs of two male three wattled Bell birds were echoing on the farm. They are already ready to go back to the Caribbean slope?. as a matter of fact, I did read a report on E bird that some were already spotted on a island in  Bocas del Toro a week ago.
That is pretty early.. this year I think the fruit on the trees were ripe early (different weather) and so they migrate down earlier then normal to get some more fruit. Hope they will have enough food and that they did raised some new Bell birds....
This year in some areas they were for a very short time or even did not show up there.

The only place were they were spotted in the normal time,  was on the sendero los Quetzales (Volcan Baru national Park, Boquete side). I did heard them there still a week ago. Then I talk about the Boquete area....

Well about new immature birds...on the farm we are surrounded by a lot of nests and baby birds. Even there are still birds building nests.No problem with the big amount of rain that we had the past weeks.
The Thrushes are now done with building nests, still a lot of immatures. Still some songs of Thrushes. The orange billed Nightingale Thrushes are still having nests and making nests, which is normal for the time of the year.

Of course the Wrens are very busy still with making nests and breeding . This rufous and white Wren did found a nice ...scary ... spot on the side of our spiny Palm Tree in front of our balcony.

I did see one going in with food, but I think after 4 days in nest , they have  eggs inside, so the food is probably for the partner. This is a picture of one of the birds with nest material, took this picture on the 22th of June.

Next to the balcony,bay headed Tanager sitting on eggs, this morning she was very restless, so I think there will be immatures soon.This is a small video I took 17th of June:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHK_8CQFc9g


This picture of this morning:

And so exciting times again, I did some birding from the balcony this morning,  was not planning to be there  for more the an hour, could not help it. I was planning to paint a wall of one of the cottages... those birds they did it again.... the brush is still clean and the paint..I did not do anything with it....
Greetings Terry
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Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Jun 27, 2017 9:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     sun
44 species

Little Tinamou  1     HO
Gray-headed Chachalaca  2
Black Vulture  1
Gray-cowled Wood-Rail  1
White-tipped Dove  1
Long-billed Starthroat  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  3
Gartered Trogon  1     + song
Lesson's Motmot  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  2
Golden-olive Woodpecker  1     HO song
Yellow-headed Caracara  1
Cocoa Woodcreeper  1     + song
Streak-headed Woodcreeper  2
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  2
Panama Flycatcher  2
Boat-billed Flycatcher  2
Tropical Kingbird  1
Three-wattled Bellbird  2     + song
Lance-tailed Manakin  1
Yellow-green Vireo  1     + song
House Wren  1
Rufous-breasted Wren  1     HO
Rufous-and-white Wren  1
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  2     + song
Clay-colored Thrush  2     + song
White-throated Thrush  1
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Palm Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  1
Silver-throated Tanager  2
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis  3
Red-legged Honeycreeper  3
Yellow-faced Grassquit  2
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  2     1 seen 1 heard  + song
Buff-throated Saltator  2
Streaked Saltator  1     HO
Black-striped Sparrow  3     family
White-naped Brushfinch  2
Flame-colored Tanager  1
Yellow-crowned Euphonia  1     HO song
Thick-billed Euphonia  5
Lesser Goldfinch  2

Spring feeling Tinamou cottage

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

24th of May to 14th of June 2017 back home.. Baby Quetzal story and more immature birds

Hello all!
I cannot believe that we are already back in Boquete, home for almost a month! Time flies!
The first days that we were home was right away working in and around the house and cottages.
May was wetter then the last years and so the plants and weed in the garden did grow a lot. The trails in the forest needed to be cleaned a bit (some fallen trees), not too much, because  a lot of birds were and still are having nests.
As we speak, the Thrushes and other birds are still starting to sing at around 5.50am.Most do have immatures. A lot of birds are very active with food.
We had some great birders as guests in our cottages and with them  I did go out birding.
Also I had the pleasure to guide two somewhat bigger groups of Students , one group from the States and the other group from David city , 25 minutes from Boquete.
Very nice kids and wow!, some great birders and nature lovers...the future!

Fortunately I could follow a pair of Quetzales feeding their immature in a nest. I can be a little bit more open now about that(the immature flew out), also on my E bird report, because I was afraid that it would be to busy  around the nest. Fortunately other guides and visitors were very respectful and kept distance.
The nest was along a normally busier trail and I think that the immature flew out around last Monday( 12th of June).
Last Friday I did see the one immature sticking the head out of the nest after get some fruit and Caterpillar.. he or she dove back quick, but I did took a picture , little bit blurry. (zoomed in)
Sooo cute!
Friday it was tiny, I was surprised that she/he flew out already when I did check the nest out yesterday (13th of June)
Could not see damage (like another Quetzal nest, probably destroyed by a Coati), hope she /he will make it! So many predators...
Some pictures...of the parents and the baby....
                                          Above female Quetzal with Caterpillar
                                          male Quetzal sticking head out of nest
                                           male Quetzal with fruit
                                          and the baby....


Like in Holland, there are still birds who start building a nest. I did see yesterday a  violet Sabrewing (Hummingbird) building a nest.( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26yMTWDpElw )  Probably not the first nest this season. And next to our balcony of our house a pair of bay headed Tanagers are building a nest, so that story will come back in my next post! A third nest in our hanging basket of thick billed Euphonia's, in front of the little Tinamou cottage and in the pooring rain two immatures clay colored Thrushes flew out their nest in the palm tree, this late  afternoon.

I was standing in the meadow this morning and everywhere I did hear and see birds flying around with food and did hear immatures calling for food.
Such a nice time of the year!!!
                                                         
With this picture of a female Sabrewing  on the nest I stop with this post. Down below I will put 2 bird lists, one of today on the farm and 1 of yesterday in cloud forest. Other lists you can find on E bird.
Greetings from Terry
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Jun 13, 2017 8:15 AM - 12:20 PM
4.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     clouds and dark, last hour sun
52 species

Spotted Wood-Quail  1     HO
Turkey Vulture  1
Green Hermit  1     + song
Lesser Violetear  2
Magnificent Hummingbird  1
Violet Sabrewing  5     https://youtu.be/NVo3li-0D2A  female nest building
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  1
Resplendent Quetzal  4     no immature in the nest anymore, prob flew out after Sunday 11th of June(Sunday morning somebody observed.... still fed by both parents with caterpillars in the morning), was very tiny on Friday 9th of June 2017...see Picture and see also my list of Friday 9th of June 2017
Prong-billed Barbet  1
Acorn Woodpecker  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1     HO
Sulphur-winged Parakeet  4
Slaty Antwren  2
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner  1
Streak-breasted Treehunter  2
Red-faced Spinetail  5
Mountain Elaenia  3
Eye-ringed Flatbill  1
White-throated Flycatcher  1     first sighting on Pipeline trail for me, prob Juvenile, was somewhat streaked on breast, brownish wing bars. After long observation ..I took a picture, was far away so I had to zoom in a bit , 1600m.
Yellowish Flycatcher  1
Boat-billed Flycatcher  3     feeding young
Barred Becard  1
Brown-capped Vireo  4
House Wren  3
Ochraceous Wren  2
Isthmian Wren  2
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren  2
Black-faced Solitaire  7
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  1
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush  2     + song
Clay-colored Thrush  1     + song
White-throated Thrush  3
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher  3
Black-cheeked Warbler  3
Golden-crowned Warbler  5
Slate-throated Redstart  3
Cherrie's Tanager  4
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Silver-throated Tanager  2
Blue-black Grassquit  2     + song
Yellow-faced Grassquit  3
Common Chlorospingus  3
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch  2     heard more songs
Rufous-collared Sparrow  2
White-naped Brushfinch  1
White-winged Tanager  2
Blue Seedeater  2
Bronzed Cowbird  1
Elegant Euphonia  2
Lesser Goldfinch  1

Tinamou Cottage Boquete, Chiriquí, PA
Jun 14, 2017 8:10 AM - 9:20 AM
Comments:     hike in forest crossing meadow, sun
38 species

Little Tinamou  1
Ruddy Ground-Dove  1
White-tipped Dove  1     + song
Common Pauraque  1
Stripe-throated Hermit  1
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird  2
Lesson's Motmot  1
Red-crowned Woodpecker  1
Cocoa Woodcreeper  1
Mountain Elaenia  2
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher  1
Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant  1
Yellow-olive Flycatcher  1
Boat-billed Flycatcher  1
Tropical Kingbird  2
Lance-tailed Manakin  1
Yellow-green Vireo  1     heard more
Rufous-breasted Wren  1
Rufous-and-white Wren  2
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush  2
Clay-colored Thrush  2
White-throated Thrush  1
Tropical Parula  1     + song
Rufous-capped Warbler  2
Blue-gray Tanager  2
Bay-headed Tanager  4
Silver-throated Tanager  2
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis  1
Rosy Thrush-Tanager  4     + song
Buff-throated Saltator  2
Streaked Saltator  1     + song
Black-striped Sparrow  1
White-naped Brushfinch  3     recently fledged young
Flame-colored Tanager  1
White-winged Tanager  2
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager  3
Thick-billed Euphonia  5
Lesser Goldfinch  3     + song

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Dutch birds! 7th of May to 21th of May 2017

Hello all!
Yes we did go to Holland, May is such a great time to be there. Of course to visit some friends and family and we decided to book a small house for 4 nights during the second week in the north of Holland , the province Groningen and we did stay around Lauwersmeer on the edge of the national park  http://www.np-lauwersmeer.nl/documents/home.xml?lang=en

The first week we did stay in a house on the North Sea, nearby the "Waterleiding duinen" in the town Noordwijk. In the nature ...of course:
                                            Rabbit:
                                           2 x Fox:

A lot of birds...singing and nesting, I did go out  every day .. early. So nice also that it is until 10.30 pm in that time... day light. That is the part that I miss of not living in the Netherlands.

Did visit the Spoonbills along the highway in Haarlem city: Last year in April, they were so small, but now a totally different experience:

On our way on the 10th of May to visit friends more in the south of Holland, we did give a visit to the Posbank in Rheden... a very nice protected area at the Veluwe zoom. Nice birds we did spot and what a beautiful area. We were happy that we did not go in the weekend , because it can be pretty crowdy there. A lot of hikers and bikers. I think it will be more magic on a very early morning. Well.. who knows, we will stay there in the area next time. There are some pretty cool birds to find there!

And so the highlight..bird wise... was our stay in Groningen province. Paradise for this girl!!!
My highlight was to hear and see since 32 years... the Eurasian Golden Oriole.(Wielewaal) Did see them and heard them in the area in front of our nice house. Did see display and did see a female on a nest.(see E-bird) The nest is pretty hidden up in the trees. Zoomed in , but I have a picture...:
Unfortunately no pics from the birds. I did not want to miss anything !
And then yes from a boat... the white tailed Sea Eagle (Zeearend) a pair! 
A lifer!  First the were soaring together and then one was landing in a tree and one in the lake ( NP Lauwersmeer) Zoomed in :
It does go well with the Sea Eagle in Holland... :)
I did found a success story about them... https://dutchreview.com/news/dutch-news/sea-eagles-in-the-netherlands-soaring-back-in-the-country/

We also did visit the "punt van Reide" in Groningen. That was 45 minutes drive from where we stayed. SOOO much different mixed groups of (shore)birds!!!
We did stay there for a super long time! 
                   

It is not a beautiful, romantic place because there is a lot of industry over there, but the birds they don't mind. Although I did/do have fear for the wind turbines over there, maybe the birds will get handy with them... they have to, more will come... this one will not have problems with them....

Also there is a nice observation hut where we did spend some time. (Vogelkijkhut buitenplaats Reidehoeve)
Smart Barn swallows were nesting there, nice out of the wind and dry:


Also down below the roof of the visitor center was it very active with Barn swallows making love and nests:

Another highlight of our trip was also 45 minutes away from our area where we did stay ... de Onlanden.
Me in heaven:

I did have advise from 3 different Dutch birdwatchers to go there... they were so right...what a great area in the province of Drenthe. So close to the city of Groningen and so much different birds. Finally Hans did hear (not see) the Bittern, I did talk about the Bittern a lot, but he never did hear this bird. So beautiful! Was not a lifer, but it was at least 16 years ago that I did see and hear this bird.
I did love also to hear and see this little bird ..it sounds like a Grasshopper. Yes his name is Grasshopper Warbler (Sprinkhaanzanger)Here he just give the call.
I took a video,  will download (in the next couple of days) , many video's from other birds too on my You tube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ZYxy5vwWpJFVR27qQGPvw
Did see also here a mysterious Duck, did ask several birders which Duck that was...most think..like me a hybride Chilene Duck with a Mallard: (Chileense Eend met wilde Eend)

And so I did see (we did see, sweet Hubby Hans) a lot of birds...but to write them all down is a lot of work. My sweet Dutch friend did give me a booklet
and I did use that a lot to write down my lists.
This is my bird list of Holland. I did download a few on my E-bird. But I was on vacation and did not have time to sit every evening  a long time behind my computer. Because all the bird names I have to translate in English.. In Holland of course..I don't have the English names in my head of the Dutch birds...
So easy way....you can click to enlarge on the pictures:



 And so in the meantime we are already 2 weeks back in another birding paradise...I did have already quite a bit of bird adventures... well that will come in a next post!
Greetings from  Terry