Blackpoll WarblerIt's raining now, but it was a nice morning and I birded from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Yesterday and again today, I saw Black-throated Trogons. I don't see them as often as the Slaty-tailed and White-tailed.
Weird fungus on the shoulder of San Lorenzo road.
Back out on San Lorenzo Road, I stopped at one of the many creeks and peered into the forest. I scanned the trees above the water for a Potoo. Actually, I'm always scanning for one, even if it's sub-consciously. ;) . Through the corner of my eye, I saw a bird land on a tree about 10 feet down the road and about 20 feet in. It was fairly high in the tree. I saw the underside of the tail first and thought it looked spotted and cuckoo-like (it was spread a little when I first saw it because the bird had just landed). I walked down the road a bit and tried to find it and couldn't. I walked back to the original spot, found it and took better markers---back down the road, and got a good view of the whole bird--a Raptor! A delicate Raptor. It almost looked dove-like except for the bill which was definitely a Kite. Back aboard Peregrine it was an easy ID--Gray-headed Kite. Lifer #920 I was able to get a photo, but it isn't very good. The bird was fairly far into the trees and it wasn't light enough to get a good shot. It was a great way to end a very nice day in paradise.