23 March 2012

Feeding frenzies...ECUADOR (29 Feb.)

After admiring even more tanagers dropping into the feeders in Mindo, like this immaculate male Lemon-rumped Tanager, we returned to our comfortable lodging, Tandayapa Bird Lodge.

Over lunch, and often from the lunch table it was evident the banana feeders there too were big news among the local bird population, which barely stayed away all afternoon. Among the visitors were this Golden-naped Tanager, and this stunning male Red-headed Barbet.

The hummer feeders, which Tandayapa is world famous for, were of course also on fire with Violet-tailed Sylphs and Booted Racket-tails regular among a horde of others.

Late in the afternoon, Laura and I headed out to check out a spot for a spectacular roosting nightbird after a hot tip-off...

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