Wednesday 4 December 2013 80 °F
Yesterday we travelled in a car, in another car, in a bus, in another bus, in a boat, in another boat, and FINALLY to the secluded Bastimentos Island near Bocas del Toro. We are renting a wonderful open house right on the beach with the Gulf of Mexico right at our fingertips! NOTE: Wifi is very spotty here so I may not be able to post on this blog every day.
Other than birds, I have seen creatures in the water such as sting rays (!!), lobsters, electric eels (!!), crabs, sea urchins, sea sponges, and starfish.
Now, to the birds. I have seen quite a few birds in these last two days, including the following that are pictured, and then listed. Enjoy!
Lesser Goldfinch (male)
Flame-colored Tanager (male)
Yellow-throated Warbler (male)
Bananaquit (isn't that a funny name?!)
American Pygmy Kingfisher
Here is the bird list. I am going to list the raptors first because I saw a great amount of them yesterday.
- **Indicates a life bird
RAPTORS (birds of prey)
- **Semiplumbeous Hawk
- **Laughing Falcon
- **American Pygmy Kingfisher
- **Least Grebe
- **Gray-breasted Martin
- **Montezuma Oropendola
This means that now I have seen 425 species of birds, up from 418 two days ago.
Stay tuned and happy birding!