Arrived Georgetown, the capital of Guyana (country number 136), late evening and by chance had met Bristolian's Dick and Els en route who gave me a lift into the city, some 30Km. Not unusually their driver was more than helpful finding me accommodation and by mid-night I was 'turned in' at the Sleepin' International Hotel (recommended).
A tantalising taster of what might be forthcoming during the day.
First to flush was
BLACK-CAPPED DONOCOBIUS which didn't hang about.
Both BLUE-BLACK GRASSQUIT
PALE-BELLIED THRUSH of the day, enough to get it on the World List.
That certainly could not be said of GREAT KISKADEE undoubtedly the most prolific bird here. On every building, bush, tree etc my estimate was 2-300 during the course of the day. However,
a couple of them did show, the not often seen, bright crown patch.
LARGE FLYING INSECT
I did endeavor to buy a camera today, then the whole building could have been shown, but it was difficult enough to find a food shop let alone 'electrical'.
SHINY COWBIRD male
number of FLIES
GREAT-BILLED SEED FINCH
There is a zoo here, and where there's a zoo there is food and where there is food there are usually birds so worth a look. Not a fan, and to see the largest (HARPY) EAGLE in the world confined to this tiny cage did my head in.
Although seen in Costa Rica (2004) this is likely to be all I'll see of this magnificent species.
Tell-tale 'croaking' from deep in the reed-bed
soon manifested itself into a fine and obliging
(very surprised we have not encountered one before this).
Anyone fancy a shot at this 'early bather', I can't do it!
PALE-VENTED PIGEON (in company of, 'what else')
PIED WATER TYRANT
Whoops, someone must have flicked the monochrome while I wasn't looking?
I will be back at the same site tomorrow to chase up those missed today!
Not what could be called 'stunning shots' but this
back at Mateo's in Panama was a 'lifer'!