Turkey, Heron, Vulture, Rail


Ocellated Turkey, Meleagris ocellata


Great egret, Ardea alba, in the breakwater swamps inland of Monterrico.


A black vulture, Coragyps atratus, on the ruins of Temple 1.


I think this is a tyrant flycatcher, Tyrannus verticalis. They nest in the western US in the summer.


And a gray-necked wood-rail or chiricote, Aramides cajanea. These were super hilarious to watch walking around with their little tail-feather tuft and their bizarro backwards knees. They are lowland marsh birds, no doubt prayed upon by the caimán–of which I have a picture somewhere.

Getting to the end of the Guate pictures, though. I’ll save that one for last.

Fine thing about these Guatemala pictures…I get to gaze on their green jewel-eyed wonder and not think about how spring is not yet here and there’s still snow in the hills. Going to the Smith Bulb Show this week–another ritual of anticipation.

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