Debbie and I made the decision to get out of this record cold and wind spell we’re having here in Los Barriles and go somewhere warm. After much research on Debbie’s part, we chose to go birding in San Blas over on the mainland. The details of the trip will come later because dearest Debbie took lots of notes and being the “Lotta Tidbits” she is you won’t be disappointed. I’m going to move along to some of the photos we took (like 3,000+/-) of the birds. Please keep in mind we were only there for a week and there is so much to see and it’s hard to get the best shots of so many beautiful birds. Photo on the left: Great-tailed Grackles live all over town, singing and singing to our delight.
First day, off to the mangroves by panga we go. Our guide, legendary Mark Stackhouse arranged for us to depart the little port and head upstream in a quiet boat on a private tour. We saw Limpkins galore.
And a White Ibis checks us out from mangrove branches.
Here’s one of his cousins we saw, a White-faced Ibis.
Yellow-crowned Night Herons were a sight to see!
We took photos of Wood storks. This is a young bird trying to figure things out, cute.
We were dazzled by Roseate Spoonbills
And Reddish Egrets
At one place where we were trying to shoot a White-throated Flycatcher (later), I got this creepy feeling someone was watching us. Looking around, all I could see was birds. Then I see him! “Debbie, check this out”. No, she’s too busy being focused, (or focusing) to look to see what I’m babbling about. In and amongst the Greater Yellowlegs and Black-necked Stilts theres a gull, a Ring-billed Gull. He’s giving me this look of complete distain and annoyance. Geeze…….What did I do? See for yourself;
Try to remember, we’re going to be at Palmas de Cortez for the fair March 24th with books to sell. Tell your friends, bring your brother, his wife and the kids, supply is limited.