Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

March 8, 2018

Valladolid Day Two Birding

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Valladolid Birding around Xkobek Bee Farm

Up early this morning before 7am which is unusual for me what with the sun coming up late in the northern hemisphere. Around the Bee farm I went.

Turquoise-browed Motmot
Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa)

I have been looking for this Turquoise-browed Motmot and today I saw half a dozen. They were everywhere. Quite a spectacular bird. Same tail as the Racket-tailed Drongo.

White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)

These small birds flit around and do not stay still. They are very difficult to photograph.

Grayish Saltator
Grayish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens)

Not a very good shot at all but it is a new bird.

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

I am pretty sure I have seen these in Peru. They have a very large ugly bill.

Bronzed Cowbird
Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aenus)

The only thing that alerted me to this bird was the red eye. Very similar to the Melodious Blackbird.

Altamira Yellowthroat
Altamira Yellowthroat (Geothlypis flavovelata)

Another small bird that was difficult to photograph. This time flitting around on the ground.

Green Jay
Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas)

More difficult to photograph birds. Green Jays hang about deep in the trees and do not come out into the open very much.

Ruddy Ground-dove
Ruddy Ground-dove (Columbina talpacoti)

This is a better photo than the one I took the other day in Cancun.

Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons)

Seen at Maccas yesterday. Remember?

Yucatan squirrel
Yucatan squirrel (Sciurus yucatanensis)

Oh yeah, I forgot I took a photo of these yesterday.

Valladolid Birds

Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa)
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
Grayish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens)
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aenus)
Altamira Yellowthroat (Geothlypis flavovelata)
Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas)
Ruddy Ground-dove (Columbina talpacoti)
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives)
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus)
Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula)
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons)
Black Vulture
Great Kiskadee
Barn Swallow

Yucatan squirrel (Sciurus yucatanensis)

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