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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Beautiful Panama !

Back in  May 2014 I attended a conference in Orlando.  Having birded that area of Florida a couple of times already I decided to look further afield.  I had never been to Central America so decided a quick hop to Panama might be fun.  The flight is around 3 hours so not a long stretch by any means.

I was to stay at the Canopy Lodge for 5 days.  It currently is difficult to book a private guide but when I was there the group size for the standard outings was 2 !  It's best to use flash for some of the more dense Jungle areas, I highly recommend the Better Beamer in this environment.

I was very impressed with Panama as a whole,  people were very friendly and I definitely hope to go back one day.

Difficult to pick just a few images but here are a few of my favorites.

Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)

Yellow-throated Euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea)

Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus)

Plain Antvireo (Dysithamnus mentalis)

Broad-billed Motmot (Electron platyrhynchum) 

Basilisk Lizard (Basiliscus basiliscus)

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)

Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)

Blue-diademed Motmot (Momotus lessonii)

Pale-eyed Pygmy-tyrant (Atalotriccus pilaris)

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus)

Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year's Resolution!

Having not posted a blog for a year so I thought it was about time I get back into the swing of blogging.

So my New Year's resolution is to do just that !  If I can remember how to do it of course !

Here's a few images to get us going.  I had a wonderful trip to Ethiopia during 2014,  so here is a selection of Kingfishers from that trip.

Half-collared Kingfisher (Alcedo semitorquata)

Half-collared Kingfisher (Alcedo semitorquata)

African Dwarf-kingfisher (Ispidina lecontei)

African Dwarf-kingfisher (Ispidina lecontei)

Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)