Friday 29 November 2013 72 °F
After many busy days in Panama City and traveling, it was nice to have a relaxing day in Boquete. The scenery is magnificent! High mountainous hills, wrapped in foggy cloud forest and dotted with beautiful farms frame the dominating Volcan Baru, the highest mountain in Panama. Did you know that it used to have a snow cap?
Speaking of snow caps, there is a hummingbird called a Snowcap that lives in Boquete that I would like to see. It is one of the tiniest birds on the world, and it is all an iridescent purple color except for a pure white cap on its head, hence its name.
Anyway, today was a beautiful, albeit rainy day. Our family relaxed for most of the day, but we did take a short loop drive around the nearby Volcan Baru National Park. It was rainy then, so we sadly didn't see any birds.
There were a few birds around our place, however, so here are a few photos I took of them. Enjoy!
Slate-throated Redstart (male)
Summer Tanager (female)
Wilson's Warbler (male)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak pair
Here is the bird list for today, with life birds indicated by ***these.
(excuse the nonexistent taxonomical order)
- **Orange-billed Nightingale-thrush
- **White-winged Tanager
- **Flame-colored Tanager
- **Yellow-billed Siskin
Black-throated Green Warbler
- **Violet Sabrewing
- **Green Violet-ear
- **Elegant Euphonia
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