of a bird he’d seen south of La Ribera. He thought it might be a Grove-billed Ani. He had seen them in Costa Rica but they sure don’t belong here in Baja Sur! So, following his directions, I found the area where he saw the bird a few days earlier. It was early in the morning. The wind was already blowing so hard I could hardly stand, so I was discouraged, but I had to look around. I found a Northern Mockingbird ducking the wind.
Just looking ahead a bit, deep in the brush I see a Bell’s Vireo. Very hard bird for me to get close to.
A little American Kestrel holds on for dear life while he wonders what the heck I’m up to.
And then I see something out of the ordinary ahead. I think, “could it be?” and raise my binos. Sure enough, I see a Groove-billed Ani in Baja Sur. I’ve photographed this bird before so there’s no doubt about it. Take a look-
Again, thanks Jim for the tip, it’s always appreciated! Have a great day and Happy Birding from Chris&Debbie—Don’t forget to like us.