Friday, October 2, 2009

Going Birding in the Neighborhood

On Monday September 28th, Les walked up the road a few steps to make a cell phone call. While he was chatting, he spotted the Tropical Screech-Owl at its day roost. After Les finished his call to Alberto, he called me and said, "Come out, and bring your bins!" After viewing the owl, we saw a few warblers about, so we followed the flock up the road a little farther. We spent about 30 or 40 minutes with this flock (our most concentrated birding of the trip), and it was such fun for a couple of warbler-starved Californians. We saw multiples of American Redstart, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, the usual tanagers plus Palm and Crimson-backed, and several Lesser Greenlets.

There were no vehicles on the roads during our mid-morning field trip. Later in the day a Cocoa Woodcreeper landed on one of the pine trees less than 20 feet from the kitchen door. We are liking this neighborhood more and more.

1 comment:

  1. How exciting to read all these new bird names.
    Do you know of an online site that will show me pix?

    Does Panama go crazy for Halloween?

    What is the fastest way to contact you guys and what is your cell number?

    Also do you have a Skype acct yet? We could do live video chats!!
    I will check back here more often. I remember the tanagers in Costa Rica feeding on bananas.
    Glad to see that you are enjoying your new life there.
    Are there other expats who enjoy birding as much as you?