Baja birders in San Blas finale.

 

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

 

It’s been a month or so since Debbie and I left San Blas.  Some of the memories are already beginning to fade (as well as some of Debbie’s bug bites) so I thought I’d share some of the photos of the birds we saw before I forget more about the trip.

This clown-faced individual is an Acorn Woodpecker.  Even though there are a few of these birds in Baja Sur, I’ve never seen one up close.  I would have traveled all the way to San Blas just to see one.  Examine this shot closely and you will see the acorns these birds have packed away for another day.

IMG_2755Next we have a Berylline Hummingbird.  These birds were especially hard to photograph because we didn’t have the luxury of having hummingbird feeders ANYWHERE.

Berylline Hummingbird

Berylline Hummingbird

Like I always say, Debbie and I are known to guides as “The lucky Couple”.  Whether it’s birding Africa, the Arctic Circle, Galapagos Islands or wherever, we seem to get shots of birds others miss.  Like this Black-headed Siskin.  Being lucky enough to see one is good but being lucky enough to photograph one of these shy, always in motion little birds is great.

Black-headed Siskin

Black-headed Siskin

Another little guy (gal in this case) that is hard to get a good shot of is the Blue Grosbeak.  Yes, we have a few of these birds around the East Cape area but they are few and far between.  I had to hang out over a barbed-wire fence and duck under a hornet’s nest to take this shot.

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

You may have seen this photograph before but it’s worth seeing again.  According to our guide this is the best shot hes’ ever seen of the Blue Mockingbird.  This is another very shy and always under deep cover bird.

Blue Mockingbird.

Blue Mockingbird.

Following are some of my favorite birds of San Blas.  Oh heck, they’re all my favorites.

Mangrove Warbler

Mangrove Warbler

Masked Tityra

Masked Tityra

Mexican Hermit Hummingbird

Mexican Hermit Hummingbird

Military McCaws

Military McCaw

Northern Tufted Flycatcher

Northern Tufted Flycatcher

Rufous-backed Robin

Rufous-backed Robin

Rufous-capped Warbler

Rufous-capped Warbler

Sinaloa Wren

Sinaloa Wren

I find myself going on and on with these pictures.  Beautiful birds all with their own characters.  Lotta Tidbits posted a complete slideshow on her last blog so you can see them all there.

The Art Fair at Palmas was a great success!  Met a lot of good people and sold many books.  Bye for now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to Baja birders in San Blas finale.

  1. Oly says:

    cgates, I’m sorry I missed your comments. We in the middle of changing sites, but THANK YOU VERY MUCH

  2. cgates326 says:

    San Blas is one of my favorite places in the world. The Blue Mockingbird photo is truly shocking (in a good way).

  3. mom says:

    Chris, these are wonderful pictures.!!! I can see why you are so “wrapped up” in birding. The birds are so beautiful and you captured them in such great poses. mom

  4. Russ says:

    Jeese! I really enjoy seeing all your trip photos but I’ll bet you enjoyed it more taking them. I don’t like the bugs either. Especially the ones that bite.

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