A hummingbird I understand, but these little tiny birds are everywhere! And not one of them are the same!
Do I spy a warbler on the far branch? I research warblers after my observations. This bird is no warbler!
|Look carefully to your right.......the tiny Yellow-faced Grassquit|
The pastures were fascinating. Situated along the Río Dulce behind a swamp area along a rain forest, these grassy hills had quite a number of birds visiting.....
They lined fence posts and open branches. When they weren't sitting, they were buzzing up and down from the grasses. Their strange movements looked as if they were a hybrid of hummingbirds and warblers. They were a lot of fun to observe.
The pebble paths exposed Ruddy Ground Doves. Their constant twitching caught my attention. If I got too close, they'd fly off in a quick burst from the ground.
|Plain-breasted ground dove|
But it was the grasses that held the greatest mysteries....
And then this strange and cool looking number happened by me. I barely saw the bird, but I repeated its calls and watched it look at me from the branches for about 4 minutes. Finally, it flew off.