Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
There are two Purple Martin "houses" in East Quogue that I have been frequenting - they don't mind human presence (and in many ways depend on humans) and always seem to come back with awesome prey for their young ones. Below: Male Purple Martin with a Red Admiral Butterfly
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Ok, so I've finally gotten my act together (and gotten some free time) to display the photos from my trip to El Salvador. I ended up with about 16 new species which was a little disappointing, but a washed out bridge meant we couldn't head to Parque Imposible which would have yielded many more. Ironically, the most diverse location was the first hotel (Hotel Presidente) in San Salvador which had some extensive gardens and backed up to a natural area. (Above and Below: Orange Chinned Parakeets)
If you are wondering what book I used to help me ID some of these unusual birds, I relied on The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide. While not perfect for El Salvador which lies North of Costa Rica, many of the species overlap and I would have been lost without it!