Unfortunately I could only carry my little Canon Powershot S5 with me into the wilderness, but I couldn't resist sharing a few of my "souvenir" photos from the Santa Barbara CBC (officially called the Rancho Ecológico Monte Mojino count). NOTE: click on any of these photos to enlarge.
|Colima Pygmy-Owl pair! Note the undertail pattern, useful for identifying several species of pygmy-owl.|
|The only "window" I had to photograph this Bare-throated Tiger-Heron...|
|The charistmatic Black-throated Magpie-Jay (always difficult to photograph without branches in the way!)|
|Finally, the grand prize: Eared Quetzal. Normally an exceedingly difficult species to see, this individual was no exception. Amazingly, we saw six (yes, 6) individuals in one tree! Even so, I still can't believe I managed even this quick shot...|
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