Far away from home up on a balcony above the world, we sat and watched the world pass by. It was a place where we could sleep in and not stress out about the equipment. I drank my coffee and watched the beautiful waterways around the island of Flores, Guatemala. Some of the easiest birding ever.
It's interesting that from our rooftop views, we could see many wonderful things. The flycatchers were incredible!
One night we walked the perimeter of the island and found this massive Ringed Kingfisher perched on a phone line. Mother of Pearls! I've seen this bird twice in my life and each time I've forgotten how big it is!
But do you know what's not big? These adorable Mangrove Swallows. I love swallows, but these little guys stole my heart. They were everywhere along the island. Along the way, we stopped for coffee, drinks and food. I really had some wonderful sleep during this leg of the trip. Maybe because there was air conditioning?:) Also note that there are ATM machines here.
There were Grackles everywhere. Keep your eyes open for the Bananaquit. In the center of the island, there is a lovely little park. It's a wonderful little place to restore your energy after many rocky and bumpy trails out in the wild.
Have you ever heard of a Bananaquit? As you can imagine, it's a bird that loves plantains....and bananas! Pretty cool tropical bird. More to come.....
Today I'm linking up with Wild Bird Wednesdays