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a pair of age inappropriate black-chested buzzard-eagles steal the show
2013-01-17 - 8:53 a.m.
photo © 2013 by elaine radford
Jan. 11, 2013
One of these long driving days from the new hotel near the new road all the way to the
brand new eco B&B. Lots of stops along the way to enjoy the local birds, including my long
awaited first South American harrier -- the spectacular Long-winged Harrier. We
thrilled to the handsome pair of Black-chested Buzzard-Eagles, which included an
adult male with a younger female in third year juvenile plumage. I guess he likes the
young stuff. They were perched when we discovered them, but eventually they flew, rather
lazily, giving us great views from every angle. I think they enjoyed watching us as much
as we enjoyed watching them.
Some other highlights:
- A third year White-tailed Hawk with a prey item who was being mobbed by a
brave pair of Guira Cuckoos.
- Good views of Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture,
including a bird getting mobbed by a Fork-tailed Flycatcher
- Everybody was
aggressing on everybody, and I made a special note of the Tropical Kingbird mobbing the
fine female Long-winged Harrier
- A large colony of Snail Kites (and
I do mean large) gave us the opportunity to attempt to photo the many fine males
who were fetching and carrying snails back to the colony
Other new trip
birds seen today:
- Maguiri Stork
- Cattle Egret
- Chimango Caracara --not really new, but the first one I
looked at with awareness
- Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
- Southern Screamers
- Little Blue Heron
- Roseate Spoonbills
- Black-collared Hawk
- White-tailed Hawk
- Wood Stork
- Vermilion Flycatcher
- Striated HeronBlack-bellied Whistling
- Cocoi Heron
- Grey-necked Wood-Rail
Worth noting: The fishing restaurant where we stopped for lunch had a spectacular
flat fried chicken. "Chicken schnitzel" is a popular food in Argentina, but this
particularly piece was especially crunchy, hot, and well spiced. Yum.
photos this page © 2013 by elaine radford
perched view of two black-chested
buzzard eagles, female in 3rd year plumage, male in full adult plumage
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