Monday, July 20, 2009

A Jacobin in Trinidad

Monday, July 20, 2009
White-necked jacobin, male.

We spent the day birding around the Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad. One of the very first birds seen well by our group during the early morning birding from the famed veranda was this male white-necked jacobin who was guarding the nectar feeders.

I'm using the new digiscoping rig from Leica and I have to say, it's getting some tastyawesome images.

More soon. Right now it's time for eyelid movies in anticipation of tomorrow's pre-dawn departure for the land of the Trinidad piping guan.


On July 20, 2009 at 9:59 PM Sara said...

What a stunningly beautiful bird !

On July 20, 2009 at 10:11 PM Juli the babysitter said...

I'm jealous!!! So amazing. Instead, I am off to Pella to play in City Band. No comparison!

On July 21, 2009 at 9:04 PM Susan Gets Native said...

That is just too beautiful to be real!!!

Word verification: billy.

On July 29, 2009 at 4:59 PM mjaniceanne said...

Hi Bill
I spent 2 winters at Asa Wright many years ago and its one of my most treasured memories. I am so bad I downloaded the sound of a BellBird just to hear it. The varieties of hummingbirds is stunning! (Is Jogie still there?) I wll be looking forward to yours and Julie's blogs!