The tour is now over, and we went off on our own with Ersel today. It was fantastic! What a different experience, with just the two of us plus Ersel, versus being in a big group with multiple guides. We started off with a fair drive, stopping at Crocodile Bridge. The falcon we were hoping for was not there, but we still saw interesting stuff.
|little blue heron (immature) and crocodile|
|royal flycatcher nest|
Yes, I tried digiscoping. It's not great with the telephoto lens on my camera and no attachment for a scope. But it still took a better picture of this kite than I did on my own!
There he is! Look at that heron! If you thought a black-crowned night heron looked a little like a penguin, check this guy out. I love him!
Manakins! We saw 4-6 males hopping around, showing off their amazing colors, and generally being awesome.