Saturday, December 17, 2016

Panama Flycatcher & "Blue Boat"

Panama Flycatcher
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica


For the birder readers, this is my first sighting of one of these here and in Costa Rica they are found only along the Pacific Coast. They are also seen in most of Panama. They look most like the Nutting's Flycatcher which has more of a rufous tail and in Costa Rica is found only in the Northwest corner or Guanacaste Province and also in most of Nicaragua. 


Blue Boat
Tarcoles River, Costa Rica


Anytime I'm near water I look for what might be considered a "picturesque boat." This one only barely qualifies, but really stood out against the brown water and bank with green trees. 

Anytime I have a guest who wants an easy half day adventure or birding experience, I take them to Tarcoles River, just a little more than an hour drive west of Atenas - if one of us has a rent car. My next post(s) will show more birds seen on this particular trip which I really enjoyed even if most of the birds are not new sightings. I can never get too many photos of a particular bird, only hopefully a better photo!  :-)

My BIRDS Photo Gallery, including the biggest sub-gallery of just Costa Rica Birds!


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