El Condor Pasa

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Andean Condor

I am just barely back from Colombia, so this will be a short post focused on One Bird, the Andean Condor, the sight of which perhaps trumped them all. (This bird does not respond to a recording. It appears at will.) And just our luck, when we were up in the Páramo at Los Nevados National Park, approximately 13,000-14,000 feet? – we saw this magnificent raptor very well.

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Los Nevados

Andean Condor 04-01-15-3882Andean Condor 04-01-15-3885Andean Condor 04-01-15-3870The color leaves much to be desired, but this is not a particularly colorful bird so I am just happy to have captured the spirit of its flight. Click on the pictures if you want a closer look.

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Some vegetation at Los Nevados

Andean Condor 04-01-15-3879 Andean Condor 04-01-15-3842I have nine days of memories, of wonderful birds, great companions and the friendly Colombian people. For the moment, I leave you with a picture of a couple on their motorcycle with their dogs in tow. Check out those nifty helmets!

Dogs 04-04-15-7390To be continued! Thanks to all for your interest and support. 🙂