Friday, March 14, 2008

The trail of birds

It has been a bit peculiar this week in that encounters with deceased or dying birds have been much more frequent than normal for me.  While traveling around western Panama, I have so far seen dead Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch, Yellow-thighed Finch, Black-faced Solitaire, and Maroon-chested Ground-Dove.  On top of that, I had a Black-and-yellow Silky-Flycatcher die in my hands.  But not all has been dire.  Today we had excellent views of Resplendent Quetzals, exploring nest cavities near Volcan Baru.  So the cycle of life continues.  

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