Random Walks Around Lima

A few of the birds to be found when walking around the parks of Lima :)

Black-crowned Night Heron

^^ Nycticorax nycticorax High in a tree, probably cursing humans for being around when fish were swimming nearby...

Vermilion Flycatcher (female)

^^ Pyrocephalus rubinus We still see a female in the garden most days, but she's more camera-shy than those found in the parks.

Sooty morph Vermilion Flycatcher

^^ Possibly the cutest flycatcher in Lima!

Blue-black Grassquit

^^ Volatinia jacarina Usually seen jumping about 1-2 feet in the air along with a short, loud call. Always nice to see atop a post or wall :)

Pacific Parrotlet (male)

^^ Forpus coelestis Saw two couples of these searching for food, unfortunately the female pics didn't come out very well. Maybe I'd have got the shot if locals walking their dogs hadn't unwittingly scared them off!

Where would a walk here be without one of these..?

Amazilia Hummingbird

^^ Amazilia amazilia Hummingbirds are head-turners every time for me, especially when they have their little territorial spats and chase each other in acrobatic madness!


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

OK Tommy,these pictures are simply amazing! Crisp and sharp.

Great job!

Mel said...

Hi babe!
Love the pics!! Wish I could be out there now :(

RuthieJ said...

Very cool! I'm amazed you can see such a variety of birds in the middle of a big city like Lima! Thanks for sharing Tommy.