|This female had not only bugs, but looked to be|
collecting nesting material!
|This is a juvenile plumage Gray Hawk. |
Luckily we did see adults of this great
raptor later in the trip.
|This is a juvenile Zone-tailed Hawk. The bars in the tail|
were seen in flight.
|Photos a little out of order - this is |
an adult Zone-tailed Hawk.
|Black vultures were easy|
to tell in flight and perched from the Turkey
Vultures. Shorter, fatter wing, shorter
tail and the white patches just at the
|Though it looks like a series patched together,|
all of these vultures were in the same
warm air current.
|Two Turkey Vultures.|
|Little cheating here; this West Mexican|
Chachalaca was seen just before this trip, but I wanted
to represent it!
|One of my favorites! Great Kiskadee! This voice|
was one I heard in my sleep starting the first night.
Looks like a shrike head on a beefy kingbird.
|Little Blue Heron.|
|Okay - some birds put a little color in|
your cheek and make your heart rate pick
up just a bit. The Black-throated Magpie Jays
have that effect on you. They are pretty
much the Chris Hemsworth of birds.
|Another specialty for the area - Russet-crowned Motmot.|
This individual was very amenable.
|The tail, with its interesting "notches", is|
created by the birds themselves.
|Did not get great shots of this bird last trip, so was|
very excited to see it often. A little scruffy (see the
feather at the back of the neck), a little mysterious,
and a little hint of danger. The Chris Cornell of birds
|Citreoline Trogon. Definitely a great|
bird to see. This individual called
often in our presence.