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