Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 29, 2018

Finca Tatin

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Rio Dulce to Finca Tatin

The lancha picked me up at 9:30am from the hotel and we wandered around for a while before we set off up the river towards Livingston. We stopped at an island that had Great Egrets and Cattle Egrets perched on the trees, along with cormorants. Nothing new. We continued up river where we stopped at a hot water spring. No-one went for a swim. We went up the river a little way and stopped in at Finca Tatin, where I got off.

White Hawk (Pseudastor albicollis)
White Hawk (Pseudastor albicollis)

That afternoon I went for a walk along the jungle track until I came to a clearing used for growing stuff like papaya trees. I saw this white hawk in the distance, so I moved closer. Luckily it stayed where it was until I got close enough for a decent shot. It was pretty easy to identify – a White Hawk.

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)

I caught this strange shot of a Magnificent Frigatebird scooping water just in front of a boy in a canoe. Very interesting.

Mangrove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea)
Mangrove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea)

This Mangrove Swallow was perched near a huge bed of water lilies.

Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)
Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)

I got this Black-headed Trogon just near my shack when I was heading back this morning.

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)

This Summer Tanager is changing plumage.

Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)

There were a couple of pairs of Groove-billed Ani perching on the hacked bush.

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)

I am not real sure about this and it is a really crappy photo.

dragonfly
dragonfly

Finca Tatin bird list

White Hawk (Pseudastor albicollis)
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
Mangrove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea)
Cattle Egret
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Black Vulture
Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)
Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)

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