Saturday, 28 December 2013

Ant Music - Adam Ant

The day started to the tune of Robin and Blackbird, a fleet of about 2 dozen Fieldfare and with both wind and rain gone it was pleasantly sunny until noon. That's when the heavy showers started and have continued throughout the afternoon, with much more looming to the west.  Apart from anything else most of the day has been given over to preparing for the next adventure, so thankfully we have the last of the 'three part' series on Colombia to lean on.
 LOS NEVADOS
 and more lovely Colombian people
along with diverse vegetation, home of several species of Antpitta.
RUSTY-BREASTED ANTPITTA
BROWN-BANDED ANTPITTA
RUFOUS ANTPITTA
CHESTNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA
WHITE-CAPPED TANAGER
GREY-BREASTED WOOD-WREN
COMMON POTOO
TANAGER FINCH
BLOSSOMCROWN
FLAME-FACED TANAGER
BLUE-NAPPED CHLOROPHONIA
SANTA MARTA PARAKEET
BLACK-BILLED MOUNTAIN TOUCAN
TORRENT DUCK
BUFFY HUMMINGBIRD
 and finally, just to emphasise the RARITY of the Portland Harbour  BR√úNNICH'S GUILLEMOT we received these statistics from one of our 'dedicated readers':-
First Record: Lothian, 1908 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press.
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 36
Most Likely to Occur in: October to April
Most Recent County Records:
   Scotland: Argyll (1969), Highland (1996), Lothian (1994), Northeast (2007), Outer Hebrides
(1992), Orkney (2001), Shetland (2007),
   North-east England: Northumberland (1977),
   North-west England: Lancashire (1960),
Entry            Pageviews
United States
               1936
United Kingdom
                 844
Poland
                 151
Russia
                   89
Germany
                   58
Estonia
                   46
China
                   23
Canada
                   16
France
                   12
Indonesia
                     7

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