Thursday, 15 September 2016

Laguna Blanca - Business as usual and a new bird for my reserve list!!

A return to more familiar ground and more signs of spring migration were evident this morning. Grey-breasted Martin was hawking insects over the reed-beds on the lagoon. The lagoon edges are beginning to dry up but there is still plenty of suitable habitat for passing migrants, who can take a well earned rest and feed before continuing their journeys.

A Bran Colored Flycatcher was spied perched on the edge of the Atlantic Forest which borders the Lagoon. This species was the bird of the morning and a new bird for my Laguna Blanca life list!

A Plumbeous Kite was also observed in flight and resting in a tree in the SE area of the lagoon. The roufous patches on the primaries distinguishes this species from the Mississippi Kite which is seen at LB but usual passes through only using the lagoon as a navigational point!

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