Friday, April 7, 2017

Some final good birds

After seeing the male Harpy Eagle at San Francisco Reserve, we enjoyed a return visit to our luncheon restaurant in Torti.

The restaurant was good because it had hummingbird feeders and a small area where we could walk to find birds.

Above and two below:  Snowy-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia edward).  I really like the Latin name of this bird, but it goes to the point that scientific names don't really suggest anything specific about most birds. 

I liked this hummingbird.

A Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana) surprised us all with unobstructed viewing and photographs right off the deck of the restaurant.  We were essentially at eye level.  Just a day earlier I had tried photographing one that moved from tangle to tangle.

I've seen squirrel cuckoo on every trip to Central America and have never had such a chance to for photographs.  This is a random selection of about a dozen of this bird.  It was a fun photo shoot.  

Above:  The squirrel cuckoo acting more like a squirrel cuckoo.

A final group photo as we get ready to depart.

Above and below:  soaring Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea) seen over our last stop on the return to Panama City.

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