An arrival of migrants followed a change to unsettled and likely prolonged poor weather.
Here the storm clouds gathering over our boat....
At our site near the airstrip there is no shelter if it rains so as soon as the boat dropped us off yesterday morning the first job was to erect a shelter as our ringing base....
Hot, steamy and the insects love us under this....
The first bird of the day was a Gray Catbird, the first of the Fall, an adult as is often the case with the first arrivals. This bird with an interesting suspended moult ?
Residents included White-collared Manakins, an adult male retrap for a change as we had only caught females until yesterday.
Another resident banded was this Northern-barred Woodcreeper
Our careful studying of the tricky weather systems here paid off and we finished the morning without getting wet. Today started wet but after a delayed start we caught a good variety at our base at the Sea Turtle Conservancy. The Worm-eating Warbler was the highlight but also the first Black and White Warbler (in the Lowlands) and Red-eyed Vireo.
We will miss the variety of non bird species in this tropical climate - no Iguanas wandering around the Teifi Marsh when we are ringing!
And where else could you come out of the shower to find a crab wandering past!
We are leaving on the 5.30 am boat tomorrow and travelling to the capital, San Jose ready to band in INBio Parque where we started our adventure 3 weeks ago. Then on Sunday off to Madre Selva in the Talamanca Mountains for our second visit of this trip.