Good morning! What a lovely group to hang out with. I mean, you know, once I got my coffee. It's not optional! It was funny, we went out, looked around briefly, and said that we were heading in for coffee. About half the folks looked surprised, and said "That's a great idea!" and followed us in. Ah, birders, gotta love 'em.
These black guan were everywhere. Really. Several of them. I gather that in other places they are difficult to see, but here they are common, hanging out at the feeders. I almost typed "flitting about" but that would be inaccurate!
Onto some of the stars of the feeders, who actually do flit about. Feast your eyes on these guys!
|purple-throated mountain gem|
I loved seeing these, and I took a zillion pictures. Finding the bird in the picture was at least as hard as finding it in real life, I probably tossed several shots that were better than this one.
Coati in a hurry. The first time seeing one was great, but we soon learned that it was not exactly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Yes, every time I look at this picture it surprises me. The color really was that rich, that gorgeous. This all really exists. I can't tell the exact type just from the back, so we'll just have to be happy with the gorgeousness.
During breakfast (or maybe lunch?) some of the swallows were diving just outside the window getting a drink of water. It seems like a very inefficient way to drink, but I guess swallows have their reasons. Sure was fun to watch.
Another day, another fancy tanager (yawn).
Look how cute! Hahahahaha, I think I am in love with this little guy.
He flashed me! It turns out that the color of the gorget is the only difference between two hummingbirds. To my eye, this looks like a volcano.