The bird above is a sleeping Common Potoo, a nocturnal species. Now see if you can find the bird in the photo below.
How our guide ever saw the bird in the first place is beyond comprehension. But the same day, one of our net-tending participants found the practically invisible hummingbird nest below. The only way I could find the spot with my camera was to look for the orange leaf.
The birds at the lodge feeders were much easier to spot. An Inca Dove and a Rufous-Naped Wren.
And birds in the hand, as always, were the easiest to see. Except you hardly ever see the whole hummingbird. Below, a Stripe-Throated Hermit and a Blue-Throated Goldentail.
Below, a Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher on the left and a female Painted Bunting on the right.
The bird below found its way into my net. It is a Yellow-Billed Cacique.
The Ivory-Billed Woodcreeper below was on a tree near my net. Much more common than an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker!
Below, a Tropical Kingbird and another Black-Headed Trogon.
There is nothing new about a Turkey Vulture but it’s nice when you can see the field marks.
More photographs to come from my trip to Nicaragua. Below, one of many stunning overlooks.
Wow! Terrific findings Lisa! Great captures! 🙂
Views as well as birds, you were in a good spot!
It was hard to get a picture of the Potoo that looked like anything from below but that was the only way to get close enough!
Awesome bird captures, Lisa! And stunning view!!
Thanks, Donna! In a way I’m glad it’s taken me so long to go through all the pictures, I can feel like I’m still there. 🙂
You have been busy, I just tried to catch up on your trip and the photos are great! Sounds like you had a good time and it’s amazing what you all experienced… and of course it’s always nice to hear you enjoyed the food 🙂
Have a happy Easter!
Thanks so much, Frank! Happy Easier!