Friday, March 27, 2015
On our way back from Pipeline, about noon today, Alfred Raab stopped at the Gamboa side of the main bridge, parking at the bus stop. A Glossy Ibis was browsing in the matted vegetation there. Alfred let me know it was rare for the area, so we are passing the info along.
On february 10th, around 11:40 am, Ramón Fernández Francés, Kim Clark, and Natalia Decastro were birding in Bocas del Toro, along the road close to the continental divide. We first heard and then saw [this odd raptor]. We got some pictures, perhaps not the best, but good enough to see that it is a subadult. [...]
[Thinking that this could be a Solitary Eagle, we forwarded the photo to expert Bill Clark, who had this to say:
Many thanks for forwarding this to me.
But, unfortunately, this is a Common Black Hawk in transition from juvenile to adult plumage. No immature Solitary Eagle would show tail bands like this and a mix of adult and juvenile remiges. The eagle takes three years of so to get adult plumage.
I attach a copy of our Birding article that discusses in detail how to identify a Solitary Eagle in the field.
posted by Darién - 7:19 AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The bunting was about 60 meters past Summit Ponds where the canal grass is on both side of the trail... There were one male and three females...Are we witnessing an invasion?
Sunday, March 22, 2015
posted by Darién - 7:11 PM