Casey’s Virginia’s Warbler (Portland, OR, 11/18/17)

My friend Casey found a Virginia’s Warbler at his suet feeder! What a bird for the area!

Looks like this is an first year bird. Not really any yellow on the breast other than the vent/rump. All gray back (separating it from Nashville), nice eyering.

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A Harpy Eagle trip to Panama (11/20-11/27/2016)

I finally was able to do this after thinking about the Harpy Eagle for years. The experience did not disappoint: It was a long day trip from the Canopy Camp where we got up at 4am, took the van for about 9omin, then went on a 3 hr boat ride and finally hiked about 45min to get to the nest. We got excellent looks including fabulous photo ops.

Harpy Eagle near Sinai

Harpy Eagle near Sinai

Perched (!) King Vulture at Aligandi

Perched (!) King Vulture at Aligandi

Sapphire-throated Hummingbird at Torti

Sapphire-throated Hummingbird at Torti

Spot-breasted Woodpecker at Aligandi

Spot-breasted Woodpecker at Aligandi

A brief trip report with species list is here.

Pictures are here.

Enjoy!