September 4, 2012
The migrants are arriving and the birding is fun. I never know what I will see when I go out. I believe I have seen an Empid, but can't swear to it, it disappeared into the trees over a stream and I couldn't find him again.
I did find a Black-whiskered Vireo in with about half a dozen Red-eyed Vireos and a mixed flock of other birds. They were in the trees over-hanging what I call Diablo Creek (small river that flows out to Diablo Beach).
From what I could gather, there has only been a few Black-whiskered seen in Panama, the last being in 2002. I reported it to the Smithsonian and Audubon Panama. The report was put on the Xenornis web sight for rare bird sightings in Panama: http://www.xenornis.com/
Male Blue Dacnis
Skipper: Astraptes sp. (elorus?)
Tres amigos. Sliders basking on a fallen log in Diablo Creek.
Emerald Cattleheart, closed and open