Back to Panama (in Pictures)

Gray-Cowled Wood Rail

The last two days or so of my trip to Panama in March of 2017 have been sitting on my laptop languishing, never processed… perhaps just waiting for the depths of a testy winter to remind me of warmer climes. I can’t think of a better time to revisit the tropics, at least vicariously. And I am looking forward to visiting western Panama next February.

So here are some pictures from the last day at the Canopy Lodge and then from the hotel grounds in Panama City where I had several hours before my flight home. For the most part the tanagers and the Wood Rail above were at the lodge and all the rest of the pictures were my last day in Panama City.

Golden Hooded Tanager – this was the best image I could get, he kept eluding me.

Palm Tanager
Crimson Fronted Parakeets
White-Tipped Dove
Black Vultures
Pale-Vented Pigeon
Yellow-Bellied Elaenia
Variable Seedeater
Tropical Kingbird
Common Tody Flycatcher
Lesser Kiskadee
Franklin’s Gulls
Yellow-Headed Caracara

It’s been an exhausting two weeks, but things are getting back to normal, except perhaps for the weather. Getting used to the new car, busy with work and choir rehearsals… thinking a lot about my book but not getting much writing done. Watching the days getting ever-so-slightly longer!

14 thoughts on “Back to Panama (in Pictures)

  1. Great gallery! Good looking birds galore… It has been two terribly cold for almost all USA,, however, the past 4 days had Spring’s weather like. Take care my friend! 🙂

    • Thanks HJ! We had a couple days of spring but now we have plunged again. But the sun is shining brightly and we should warm up a little bit to become “seasonal” again.

    • Thanks! I don’t know why it’s always a bit of a surprise to see birds on their “wintering” grounds, like the Yellow Warbler, but they are beautiful anywhere. 🙂

    • Thanks, Donna! I just needed a virtual release from my cabin fever. And it’s funny in a way but understandable that I was able to get a lot more pictures on my own in one day than with the group on the tour. I have to remind myself to make sure I figure out the extra-day option, when available, next time I venture out of the country.

      • To be honest, Lisa, I prefer to ‘bird’ alone. I am with you, I can get so many more photos on my own. I can stay in a spot or area as long as I want, or move on quickly when I want. No one pulling me or holding me back! hee hee 😉

    • The dilemma of there being so many great places to go! I like flying Copa anyway and it’s non-stop to Panama City. …Oh I just looked out the window and it has started to snow again.

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