A visit to the Indian Lands of Ipati Coca started with a visit to seek the permission of the Head Man and then pick up the mandatory guide. That done, we were off to view some areas seen by very few.
MOI in the Rain Forest and Suspension Bridge.
Then we found
A lone, high and distant WOOD STORK
A very poor shot of a very distant
Another BLUE BUTTERFLY
Immature LITTLE BLUE HERON
SOCIAL SPIDER'S WEB
and that's when we hit a 'soft spot'!
Mud, mud, glorious mud
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
So follow me follow
Down to the hallow
and there let us wallow
In glorious MUD!
We were well and truly stuck but our guide quickly deployed the machete and got us out of the jam!
Just a glimpse of a CRIMSON-CRESTED WOODPECKER
LEAF-CUTTER ANTs with yellow blossom
'SKIPPER' type BUTTERFLY
An hour and a half from home.
Local men collecting PALM FRONDS for house building.
'Bird of the Day for me - PIED PUFFBIRD
While back at the Lodge the RUFOUS-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDs
were still enjoying the sugar feeders.
New Species for the Panama List
LITTLE TINAMOU, WOOD STORK, ROADSIDE HAWK, BROWN-HOODED PARROT, CRESTED OWL, BLACK & WHITE OWL, COMMON PARAQUE, BAND-TAILED BARBTHROAT, STRIPE-THROATED HERMIT, PURPLE-CROWNED FAIRY, WHITE-NECKED PUFFBIRD, BLACK-BREASTED PUFFBIRD, SPOT-CROWNED BARBET, STRIPE-BILLED ARICARI, OLIVACEOUS PICULET, CINNAMON WOODPECKER, DUSKY ANTBIRD, CHESTNUT-BACKED ANTBIRD, WHITE-BELLIED ANTBIRD, BROWN-CAPPED TRYANNULET, YELLOW-CROWNED TYRANNULET, LESSER ELAENIA, DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER, WHITE-WINGED BECARD, CINNAMON BECARD, LONG-BILLED GNATWREN, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, YELLOW-TAILED ORIOLE, BLUE-CHESTED HUMMINGBIRD, BRIGHT-RUMPED ATTILA,
and finally, a quick flash-back to Gatun Lake and the Panama Canal:-
From a few days ago, Cruise Liners pass through the Panama Canal.