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 really 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 such 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.