25 February 2011

Who's a Pretty Boy then?... ECUADOR 21 Feb.




I cannot resist a gallery of my latest "favorite" Andean tanager from our landslide-haunted day in Mindo. This one continually brightened what had threatened to be a very dull day indeed! The Blackburnian Warbler of the tanager world: Flame-faced Tanager. I had dreamt of photographing this stunner many times. On this day for all of us it became a reality. We'll not forget this day in a hurry...

We finally managed to battle our way through the weather and get to Paz de Aves, highlights to come...

3 comments:

Mike Fitts said...

I have to make it to Ecuador. Sweet bird!

Gayle Alstrom said...

Your photos are so beautiful they make me want to go to Ecuador so badly.

Sam Woods said...

I hope you can make it soon Gayle. It is a truly wonderful country with excellent lodges some of which have amazing feeders that get you up close to some of the very best birds of the Andes. There is nothing though like finding a feeding flocks loaded with tanagers, ovenbirds, flycatchers, warblers,woodpeckers, and becards. One of the all time classic Andean experiences. Totally thrilling!