Saturday, September 19, 2015

Hummingbird Heaven

Los Angeles, California-based birders Janelle and Howard Freshman submitted the following report from a recent visit to Nicaragua:

"My husband Howard and I visited El Jaguar Reserve on Aug 3rd and 4th 2015 and had a great time. Georges was a wonderful host and Moises helped us find many birds. The hummingbirds were the highlight of the trip. We saw a female Black-crested Coquette and what George believed was a young male. We saw a female or young male Plain-capped Starthroat close to the lodge. In total we saw 7 species of hummingbirds (Black-crested Coquette, Plain-capped Starthroat, Green-breasted Mountain-Gem, Violet Sabrewing, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird, and Long-billed Hermit). We also heard two male Three-wattled Bellbirds singing but unfortunately could not see them (although Moises tried his best!).
Green-breasted Mountain-Gem
"Thank you to George for loaning Howard his lens- Howard's lens was not working. George saved the day! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and hope to return to El Jaguar soon!"

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