We are a group of bird ringers based on the North Pembrokeshire and South Ceredigion border at the Teifi Marshes near Cilgerran, also North Carmarthenshire. Stories of our members ringing experiences home and away
Friday, 18 October 2013
Ant-shrike to Coatimundi..
Another visit to Parque National Tortuguero, and the non-birds stole the show !
First, this fine adult male Western-slaty Antshrike with interesting moult typical of Neotropical birds.
This caterpillar was only c30mm long, but when crawling into your data book.......hmmm !
A great find when Wendy went off on a net round....before the 1st net- this Coatimundi hiding around a tree.
A short while after the Coatimundi, an Anteater up a tree, both were seen within 50m of aour banding station.
Howler Monkeys are the usual above the nets, so today for a change Spider Monkeys paid us some attention.
Our final bird of this session, an Ovenbird. With only half a dozen of these migrants caught annually as part of this project, it was particularly pleasing to catch this adult in this primary forest location.