Both a male and female Black-throated Trogon perch quietly at the forest-beach ecotone.
On the hike back from Rio Claro, Helena and I stopped to watch several Brown Pelicans feed on fish as the waves crashed into a small cove.
This little bird was caught at Campanario and died as we attempted to release it from the mist net. Only two other bird species were caught in the mist net: Black-cheeked ant-tanagers and tawny-backed woodcreepers.
Maybe not the greatest photograph, but still pretty cool.
I don’t remember the wetland at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge being this blue.
Most days in the wetland, I observed three snail kites, a family actually. There were two adults and a juvenile at the fence, and most posts were littered with a few apple snail shells. I never though to bring my telephoto lens, so I haven’t taken any real photographs of them, but here, the juvenile is perched on a post in the center of the frame and the smaller of the two adults is flying overhead (I assume it’s the male). While working in the fence, the kites appeared agitated that I was occupying their prime perching locations…