16 January 2011

Tanagers come to the plate...ECUADOR (Jan '11)

The fruit feeder at Tandayapa Lodge was just great, one minute Red-headed Barbets dropped in (see post below), then the next minute a wave of tanagers would descend onto the feeders, including Flame-rumped Tanagers, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanagers (top photo), Golden-naped Tanagers (middle photo), Black-capped Tanagers, and Golden Tanagers (bottom photo). Then every so often the tanagers would scatter as a Red-tailed Squirrel would drop down onto the feeder, leaving little room for these colorful birds to get a look in. A photographers dream, and a birder's delight!

More from Tandayapa Lodge to follow...