I have been a bit slow updating this blog with the Panama report mainly because I have either been editing the photos or going out birding at this important migration time. (my excuse anyway).
One of the birds that I really wanted to see in Panama was a Great Jacamar, but this was definitely not a guaranteed bird.
It was still difficult to get a good shot of it as there were many branches in the way but they have turned out better than I thought. It was catching large insects in the canopy and bashing them on the branch.
Another interesting, fun sighting was this Flame Rumped Tanager having a fight with itself in the wing mirror a truck.
We had to be especially quiet when our guide took us to a Spectacled Owl roost not too far away from the Canopy Tower. Although it looks quite angry in this picture, it was just yawning. A superb owl and quite big too.
- Colin Severs
- I have been digiscoping for around 18 years now and through persistence and good equipment I am getting great results. I use a Swarovski 80hd spotting scope and a Sony RX100 camera which has just replaced my old faithful Nikon P5100. The majority of my bird watching takes place in County Durham in England which has a variety of different habitats from coast to moors. Digiscoping is great because it allows me to get good photos without disturbing birds. VIEW THE LATEST PHOTOBOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE