Sunday, September 15, 2019

Las Flamencos FFS - Colombia Day 4.5 (31Jul2019)

Our fearless leader Jan hired an off-road vehicle in the afternoon so we could explore Las Flamencos Park Fauna and Flora Sanctuary.  A beautiful spot and the steady wind made an otherwise unbearably hot walk on a fully exposed promontory actually quite nice.  This was shorebird heaven!

It did not take long to find one of our target birds, the Scarlet Ibis.  They kind of stick out like a sore thumb.

Black Skimmers were nice to see even though they are common back home.

I found a Stilt Sandpiper which flagged as rare and actually the guides we were with had never seen one before.

Reddish Egret

American Flamingos

So many species in this photo!

I never realized how patriotic Reddish Egrets are..... from left to right Red, White and Blue..

Great size comparison of a Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs.

Scarlet Ibis

Crested Caracara

Black-necked Stilt

Snowy Plover

Southern Lapwing - check out the pink "spurs" on the wings that they use to fight with when competing for mates.

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