Thursday, 16 June 2016

San Rafael Day 3 - Rain Stops Play after lunch!

It had rained during the night and there well a freshness in the air. There were also clouds gathering which suggested the weather forcast for the day was going to be correct. We took a walk into a lower part of the forest which contained a lot of bamboo with tall thin trees a small stream and small swamps.

Bird of the morning was a Chestnut Headed Tanager which was very inquisitive checking us out as we made our way along the path. The bamboo produced a Drab Breasted Bamboo Tyrant and a Buff-browed Foliage Gleaner.

The weather had also been kind to us with no rain for the entirety of the walk. But the thunder and rain was closing in fast. A Tufted Antshrike gave good views just before me made it back to the truck. Hooded Siskin were seen in the field just before the reception.

The inevitable happened and the heavens opened and time was taken to catch up on some rest with fingers crossed that the storm would pass over quickly. Unfortunately rain has stopped play!!

Daylist:- 29 species 5 life birds
Rusty-margined Guan (Penelope superciliaris)
Picazuro Wood-pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris)
Lineated Woodpecker (Hylatomus lineatus)
White Woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus)
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)
Scaly-headed Parrot (Pionus maximiliani)
Maroon-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura frontalis)
Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner (Syndactyla rufosuperciliata)
White-eyed Foliage-gleaner (Automolus leucophthalmus)
Tufted Antshrike (Mackenziaena severa)
Plain Antvireo (Dysithamnus mentalis)
Rufous Gnateater (Conopophaga lineata)
Green-backed Becard (Pachyramphus viridis)
Drab-breasted Bamboo-tyrant (Hemitriccus diops)
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa)
Sirystes (Sirystes sibilator)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Creamy-bellied Thrush (Turdus amaurochalinus)
Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops)
Hooded Siskin (Carduelis magellanica)
Golden-crowned Warbler (Basileuterus culicivorus)
Magpie Tanager (Cissopis leverianus)
Chestnut-headed Tanager (Pyrrhocoma ruficeps)
Black-goggled Tanager (Trichothraupis melanops)
Red-crowned Ant-tanager (Habia rubica)

Golden-winged Cacique (Cacicus chrysopterus)

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