While I Was Looking For Last Year’s Tax Return…

Iguana 2-14-09


It used to be I’d run into a box of old photographs and be whisked away to the memories contained therein. Now, over the weekend while I was looking for whatever media device on which I managed to save last year’s tax return, after exhausting every flash drive I’ve been able to find to no avail, I found an unlabeled CD with…pictures from February of 2009, a trip to Belize and more specifically, a visit to found Tikal in Guatemala!  In particular, Tikal was a magical place. So here’s what I found on the CD.

Collared Aracaris w Grapes Tikal 2-20-09

Collared Aracaris (Tikal)

Green Kingfisher 2-15-09

Green Kingfisher

Turtle 2-15-09

I am having a hard time identifying this turtle but it’s lovely.

Black-collared Hawk (Lamanai)

Snail Kite (I just lightened this up a bit from the original)

Spider Monkey

Boat-billed Heron

Keel-billed Toucan (Tikal)

Black-headed Trogon (Tikal)


Hepatic Tanager

Bare-throated Tiger Heron

Great Kiskadee

Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

Red-Lored Parrot (Tikal)

Oscellated Turkey (Tikal) – my favorite

Aztec Parakeet-Tikal-2-21-09

Aztec Parakeet (Tikal)

I’ll be back as soon as life slows down a bit. More to come. In the meantime, I hope you find as peaceful, brief, and colorful a diversion in these pictures as I did.

Green Heron

9 thoughts on “While I Was Looking For Last Year’s Tax Return…

  1. How can you forget those beauties? Are you holding back on us?… Just kidding!
    I’m always happy to see your photos Lisa. Thanks for the post. 🙂

    • Thanks, H.J.! I think at the time all I had was my old 75-300mm Canon lens and a 40D. Seems it was easier to take these pictures… I think Tikal has been protected long enough for the wildlife to not be terribly wary of people.

    • Thanks! The Hepatic Tanager’s red is more brick red with a grayish back. Actually it would be easier to confuse a Hepatic Tanager with a Summer Tanager, perhaps, which is brighter in color but more orangey red than a Scarlet Tanager. And the Scarlet Tanager male has black wings on top of it. I’m not getting into the female plumages here for comparison. Trickier still. 🙂 Also, Hepatics breed in New Mexico and Arizona, and can be found year-round in Central America.

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