Sunday, December 30, 2012

Green-and-white Hummingbird, Machu Picchu

A Peruvian endemic, common among the trails around Machu Picchu.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Video: Agami Heron

Agami Heron, Lake Sandoval, Peru, December 2012

Video: Giant River Otters

Giant River Otters hunting piranhas, Lake Sandoval, Peru, early December 2012

Video: Sunbitterns

Sunbitterns at Hacienda Concepcion (Inkaterra), Peru (no sound)

Friday, December 21, 2012

2012 One per month (almost)

Please leave a comment to vote for your top three favourite photos of the year, from this bunch. Results will be announced in the New Year...
January: Jungle Cat, Nalsarovar, Gujarat, India
February: Scaup, Eye Green, Peterborough
March: Great Crested Grebes, Ferry Meadows CP, Peterborough
April: Southern Cassowary, Etty Bay, Queensland, Australia
May: Wheatear, Maxey pits, Peterborough
July: Yellowhammer, Maxey pits, Peterborough
August: Common Seal pup, Blakeney, Norfolk
September: Little Stint, Maxey pits, Peterborough
October: Crested Tit, Loch Garten RSPB, Scotland
November: Waxwings, Fengate, Peterborough
December: Giant River Otters, Sandoval Lake, Peru

Squirrel Monkeys

Pale-legged Hornero, nest-building

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hoatzins

These are the ultimate fuzz birds!! I love Hoatzins.

Icterids at the lodge

Yellow-rumped Cacique
Russet-backed Oropendola These birds were nesting outside our huts at Inkaterra's Reserva Amazonica lodge, near Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Later, I will add some audio, as both species make the most incredible sounds.

Spotted Tody Flycatcher

Photographed at Inkaterra's Reserva Amazonica lodge, near Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Agouti, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Peru

I think this is a Central American Agouti, but if you know better, please let me know...

Blackbird on Waxwing apples

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Waxwings & apples

First outing with the Canon 60D. Seems to work pretty well with the 300mm Canon lens. These were photographed at a traditional Waxwing garden with very friendly owners in Werrington, Peterborough.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Juvenile Many-coloured Rush Tyrant

Pantanos de Villa, Lima