|I am a Yellow-legged Flycatcher! Rejoice!|
|Trumpet Manucode, cool bird, weird name.|
|White-eared Monarch up in the tops.|
|One Black-naped Tern over the rocks... there were lots of terns, but I like the rock in this photo.|
There had been a particular bird that had eluded us for the week. And it eluded us in an especially frustrating way; we heard it and could not find it. I am not the greatest birder, or even close, but I will put my pattern recognition skills up against most and I could not find this bird! And I really wanted to see it. This morning, Lynn and I heard one yet again. We spent two hours searching an area of rainforest not much larger (foot-print wise) than a 7-11 store. Two hours! It would “trill” about once every ten minutes or so and we would frantically try and ascertain where it was… above, to the side, behind, in front… where was that bird! And then finally, finally… Lynn said very quietly, “I am on it.” It sounded almost as if she could not believe it. I looked where she was looking and this amazing little bird materialized out of the foliage. We were looking at the Yellow-billed Kingfisher. Joy. Joy indeed. I am grateful.
|The incredibly elusive (for us), Yellow-billed Kingfisher|
|Elusive and insanely cute.|
|Persistent and insanely cute... the finder of the Yellow-billed Kingfisher!|
|Cal launching the boat. He kept an eye on the river, there are crocks.|
|She may have been pointing to the Great-billed Heron.|
Birds. Peace. Love. Earth. Laughter. Music.