Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 22, 2018

Juan Venado Reserve

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Boat Ride in the Mangroves

This afternoon I went for a ride in the mangroves. But. It was in a dugout canoe. And I will say categorically that I do NOT like dugout canoes. They rock all over the place. It is extremely difficult to take photos that are in focus when the boat is rocking all the time. Whinge over. I started off at 2.30pm, went with my guide to the boat with this dodgy outboard motor and a couple of planks to sit on.

American white ibis
American white ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Well at least I got a new bird, maybe a couple of them. And a new sub-species. The American White Ibis is called Ibis Blanco in Spanish. This one had a hook in its beak. Poor thing.

Ringed Kingfisher   - female
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)

This is a female Ringed Kingfisher. I had to work out if it was a Belted Kingfisher or not but this one had rufous under the wings, so that settled it.

Ringed Kingfisher   female
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)

Just to show both sides of the Ringed Kingfisher.

Mangrove Warbler
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia bryanti)

This is the Mangrove Warbler sub-species of the Yellow Warbler. I am pretty sure it is local to Central America. But not sure exactly where.

Tricoloured Heron
Tricoloured Heron (Egretta tricolor)

A lot of these birds are in breeding plumage.

Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Whimbrel
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Green Iguana
Green Iguana

I did not see much of the Green Iguana but I liked the claws. Called Iguana verde in spanish.

Las Penitas bird list

American white ibis (Eudocimus albus) Ibis Blanco
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)
Yellow “Mangrove” Warbler (Setophaga petechia bryanti)
Orange-fronted Parakeet (Eupsittula canicularis)
Spotted Sandpiper
Tricoloured Heron (Egretta tricolor)
Great Egret
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Mangrove Swallow
White-winged Dove
Red-billed Pigeon

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