Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Honeycreepers

It was only a few days ago that we observed our first Red-legged Honeycreeper in the yard, a gorgeous adult male. Then a female appeared, then another adult male. Within a couple of days we observed 6. For Christmas Day we got 8 of them.

Ridgely says they are "The most widespread and familiar honeycreeper in Panama; comes to feeding trays." OK - but they are so cute and so beautiful - it's still breathtaking to see them at close range. Notice the bright yellow underwing coverts of the male in Les's shot above. As long we can afford to buy bananas, we will keep feeding the honeycreepers.

1 comment:

  1. OMG cut down all the pines and plant a banana plantation