Sunday, May 29, 2016

Amazonian Royal-flycatcher

One of our 'must see' birds and we hit lucky on our first morning finding a pair above the entrance gate to Manglares Churute Reserve. They certainly did not disappoint. Fabulous birds !

Hummingbirds of Ecuador

Amazilia Hummingbird 

Stunning little jewels, breathtaking when the sun catches them and they become iridescent. Every lodge we stayed in had feeders on their balconies, in the dining room and gardens and we enjoyed literally 1000's of hummingbirds throughout our 2 weeks in Ecuador. They really were one of the best experiences we have ever encountered, having the wing of a hummingbird brush past your face as you eat lunch is something that I will remember forever. We will attempt to name all our pics this week, when time permits.

More birds from Ecuador

Grey-backed Hawk 

Grey-fronted Dove 

Guayaquil Woodpecker 

Coppery-chested Jacamar 

Blue-diademed Motmot 

Laughing Falcon - one of our all time favourite birds. They are stunning don't you think 

Laughing Falcon 

Lineated Woodpecker