For the next few weeks or so this blog is going to be a mash-up of Panama adventures and Norfolk nature sightings as we head into spring migration. Hopefully I can get the Panama stuff out of the way relatively quickly.
February 3rd was all about the Resplendent Quetzals - easily found at the start of the Los Quetzales trail on the Cerro Punta / Guadalupe side of Vulcan Baru. We saw 1 female, 1 immature male, and 2 full males as I recall. We got stunning views of them feeding, and flying directly overhead with the long tail streamers - incredible!
First, the crappy back-lit photos I was able to obtain:
And here are a few AMAZING photos (of the same birds) from a photographer I was birding with:
Photo credits Michael Kuijl. Do not use his photos without permission please.