18 March 2012

Lifer Lancy...ECUADOR (25 Feb.)

After another hearty lunch at Wild Sumaco Lodge, and the exertions of the morning, we opted for a relaxed afternoon with Sumaco's hummers.

The feeders by the magnificent veranda there (glistening after a recent downpour) were alive with hummers, from Napo Sabrewings to White-tailed Hillstars to buff-booted Booted Racket-tails (they have buff rather than white boots on the east side of the Andes) there was never a dull moment. The best of the bunch was arguably this Blue-fronted Lancebill, a lifebird for me. The mass of Golden-tailed Sapphires were much appreciated too, the males impressive with their violaceous hoods, and bronzed tails.

A brief foray along the F.A.C.E trail alone in the late afternoon was generally quite aside from a wonderful Chestnut-crowned Gnateater picked up just before the sun began to sink below the horizon.

More from Sumaco to come...

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