Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Random Peruvian extras

Peruvian Fussball - it could be our Peterborough office!

Ringed Kingfisher (DSLR)

Fasciated Tiger Heron - king of the torrents (DSLR)

Feel the power of my crest! (DSLR)

White-winged Swallow (DSLR)

Female Collared Antshrike (DSLR)


More Fussball...

Peruvian shadow puppets

Weedonian expressions

All coined accidentally by my befuddled mind.

As dry as ditchwater.

It may come down to the toss of a dice.

I’ve dug myself into a pickle.

It’s nothing but a white herring.

I’m sweating like a bucket.

Trying to pull the wool under the carpet.

Not the sharpest cookie in the box.

He’s a minefield of information.

It gets on her goat.

You’re just stabbing yourself in the foot.

I’ll be on your back like a ton of bricks.

They’ve all flooded the ship.

They made a dog’s ear of it.

I nearly feel that I’m into the final hurdle

It sold like a dog.

I was in the last gasp saloon.

He’s got other fires in the oven.

It’s a recipe waiting for disaster.

He’s got his finger on every pulse.

I grabbed the short end of the stick.

It’s not like you’re paid through the earth.

[bragging about website] I'm afraid I've literally blown Brian Stone's burnet moths out of the window.

Freelance designers are short on the ground.

I’ve always had a warm spot for Mistle Thrushes.

I’m not prepared to go the full hog.

I think he’s juggling too many pies.

You shouldn’t bore the tears off people.

He’s just hiding his head under the carpet.

I was hitting it as sweet as a whistle.

Just to keep him from getting under our hair.

She’s not got her finger on the ball.

You haven’t got a foot to stand on.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Another hummer

Amazilia sp. (digiscope)
Is this an Amazilia Hummingbird or does it represent a range extension of the southern Ecuadorian Loja Hummingbird?

Am Kes

American Kestrel devouring a lizard, Carajia, northern Peru, 23.9.07 (digiscope)


This Sword-billed Hummingbird was at the 'visitor centre' at Kuelap. I didn't have a scope with me, so took this shot by hand-held digibinning (ie through my Zeiss bins).

Monday, October 29, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Distant shrike

I love shrikes, so as the Weedons (minus Jo who is in the Lakes) and Will Bowell were heading to north Norfolk, we paid our brief and distant respects to Dersingham Bog's Great Grey Shrike (24.10.07; digiscope).

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Garden birds

(American) Black Vultures, the hotel garden, Jaen, northern Peru (DSLR)

Click 'em if you dare!


Thursday, October 18, 2007


White-winged Guan, Chaparri (DSLR)

Chaparri birds (2)

Collared Antshrike (male)

Tumbes Hummingbird, resting between feeds on aphid honeydew from tree trunks


White-winged Guan

Chaparri mountain

Pacific Parrotlet

One of the Spectacled Bears in the extensive enclosures (wild bears also live in this huge reserve)

White-tipped Oriole

Black-necked Stilts

All bird (and bear) photographs are digiscoped and clickable for big versions.