Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

August 22, 2018

Isla de la Plata Trip

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 3:14 am

Whale Watching Puerto Lopez

This has been ages coming together this post. My computer died because I fried the motherboard. doh! I got a really small laptop and it does not have any editing software so I am struggling getting some pictures done for this blog.
But I am managing somehow kludging things from what is on the computer and finishing off with Irfanview.
I am writing this on Windows Notepad, that is how bad things are. argghhh..

Magnificent Frigatebird  - male
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) male

I have finally got a photo of a male Magnificent Frigatebird with its red gullet puffed out. Hooray!

Red-billed Tropicbird
Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus)

There were a couple of Red-billed Tropicbirds on the cliffs of the island.

Collared Warbling-Finch
Collared Warbling-Finch (Poospiza hispaniolensis )

Blue-footed Booby
Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii)

A young Blue-footed Booby without any feathers yet with its parent. He is all down.

Variable hawk
Variable hawk (Buteo polyosoma) Aguilucho

This Variable Hawk was floating over the top of the island.

Pacific Green Turtle
Pacific Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

These Pacific Green Turtles were just hanging around the boats when the crew went snorkling. Aka Green sea turtle.

Humpback Whale  -  baby
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) baby

This little baby Humpback Whale was jumping all over the place. They said he was exercising ready for his big trip back to Antarctica.

Humpback Whale   - adult
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) adult

The adults came to Ecuador to mate and then they head back south with the babies when they are ready.

Puerto Lopez bird list

Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus)
Collared Warbling-Finch (Poospiza hispaniolensis )
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii)
Variable hawk (Buteo polyosoma) Aguilucho
Pacific Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

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