I know it's just a Tropical Kingbird, but I liked the photo, and I am the writer, editor and publisher.
Went out today from 1:00 to 5:00p.m. and only got rained on twice. I took the little recorder I bought years ago but couldn't figure out how to work to make notes of all the species I saw. It's too much to try and take out a notepad and pencil everytime I see a bird, but it's easy to push a button and say a word. I am not proficient with the recorder, but I muddled through. It was another slow day in the jungle. I don't understand why. You would think that with the rains, sometimes heavy, during the night and sporadically during the day, that the birds would be out feasting when it is clear.
Common Tody Flycatcher
Palm Warbler-- First I've seen since last year. I expect that the lawns around the marina will soon be covered with them again.
Rusty Margined Flycatcher(heard)
wing snapping of Manakins
White-tailed Trogan (heard)
The recorder worked pretty well once I got the hang of it. I hope to be part of the Christmas count this year and I will use the recorder rather than writing the list. Things happen too fast around here at times.