Many of the flycatchers are very plain looking birds and they give those of us that like to identify birds many challenges. Every now and then there is one that is easy to identify and has distinct easily recognizable field marks. The Sepia-capped Flycatcher is one of those birds.

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

While this is not the best photo, as it is very noisy, I really like it. We were walking back to our rooms after dinner and we talking about Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl that hangs out in the area near our rooms and then we spotted this little owl sitting on a chair outside of my room. This photo is taken at ISO of 12800. Right now this is my favorite little owl


Although I have been to Brazil on three different occasions, I had not seen any antshrikes. This recent trip we saw them several times and they were fun to watch and they posed for us on several occasions. My favorite of the antshrikes were saw was the Barred Antshrike.

TBT Curve-billed Thrasher

I really enjoy watching these bold gregarious birds and they seemed to be the dominate bird at the feeders, unless a Green Jay flew in! I will admit that I had forgotten that this species ranged into south Texas, so I was kind of surprised to see it. I had seen this species in Big Bend and in Arizona and probably California.

TBT Go Away, I’m Bathing!

I have mixed feelings about photographing bathing birds, even though I’ve seen others do a lot of it. Even when the photos turn out to be interesting, they still look strange to me. I try to get something a little different when I photograph a bathing bird, but most of them have the same look to me. I do like the apparent motion of the wing in this photo so I kept it and shared it with you.