Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 21, 2018

Nicaragua Pacific Coast

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — admin @ 4:09 am

Las Penitas

Well it has been a while since I posted some bird photos. It has been raining heaps in Nicaragua. I went up to the hills but it poured and I realized it was useless because all the tracks would be mud. So I came to the coast where it is sunny.

White-lored Gnatcatcher
White-lored Gnatcatcher (Polioptila albiloris)

This little fellow was flitting around in a tree. I had no idea what it was at the time but I was surprised that I got even a semi-horrible photo.

House Sparrow
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

I was quite shocked to see a House Sparrow but it seems they have made inroads into Nicaragua mainly in towns and not so much in the bush.

kingbird maybe
Tropical Kingbird

I cannot see a white stripe at the edges of the tail and the chest has no grey in it. I am waiting for the experts. But it is getting a bit late. Thanks james, it was a tropical kingbird. Just hoping. doh!

Altamira Oriole
Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis)

Quite a nice photo of these beauties. I have been seeing them all over Central America.

fishing boat getting air
Fishing Boat

This fishing boat was going out of the river and the surf was about six foot sets. I was gob-smacked. They got some good air, but.

Royal Tern - non breeding
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)

Took me a while to id this one. I have forgotten what a Caspian Tern looks like. doh!

Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

A few flocks of Brown Pelicans came flying down the beach. Quite a sight.

Magnificent Frigatebird
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregatus magnificens)

And last but not least a Magnificent Frigatebird. I have to hurry because they are turning off all the lights at the hotel. doh!

Las Penitas bird list

White-lored Gnatcatcher (Polioptila albiloris)
Mangrove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea)
Great-tailed Grackle
Tri-colored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
White-winged Dove
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
tropical kingbird
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregatus magnificens)
Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis)
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)

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