9 Mar 2018

9 Mar 18 - Colombia: Hummers At Minca

Back at the hotel in Minca, we had the chance for some cool drinks & to enjoy the Hummingbird feeders while we waited for lunch. The Hummingbird feeders produced a few new species for our trip list.
White-necked Jacobin: Most seemed to be immature individuals
White-necked Jacobin
Long-billed Starthroat: Showing off its long bill
White-vented Plumeleteer: Living up to its name
White-vented Plumeleteer
Steely-vented Hummingbird: Note, the dark vent
Steely-vented Hummingbird: This is a Central American species which extends to Colombia & Venezuela
There were also a few other species coming in to the fruit feeders.
White-tipped Dove: This is a widespread Dove that occurs throughout the Neotropical lowlands
Bicoloured Wren: Good to get the opportunity to get a better photo than the record shot from earlier in the morning
As we were packing up, we were surprised to see there was a Blue-and-yellow Macaw in the trees at the front of the hotel. We couldn't figure out if it was a tame or a wild individual that had appeared due to a food source in one of the trees.
Blue-and-yellow Macaw: Stretching its left wing
It was time to head for the coastal Tayrona National Park for our final treats of the day. The highlight of the journey were some wildlife road signs.
Monkey road sign
Lizard road sign: We failed to see any Monkeys or Lizards