After a long free weekend, due to the Holly Week festivities, I went with my family in a short outing to the Metropolitan Natural Park, in Panama City. The truth is that we were just seeking to leave home for a while... and this park (mere 5 minutes from our place) is a great place to spend a couple of hours.
But first, some egg hunt! My wife placed some decorated eggs in the woods ... my daughter found them all in a few minutes. She still don't know the meaning of Easter... but certainly had fun looking for them in the woods! I found my own jewels in the woods... a particular fruiting tree attended by many resident and migrant birds. In the ground, picking up fallen fruits, was this usually-hard-to-see Orange-billed Sparrow.
It was joined by these migrants:
Yes, those were Bay-breasted Warblers picking up the fallen fruits too. There were more in the tree itself, accompanying Chestnut-sided and Yellow Warblers (both migrants as well), and several White-shouldered Tanagers that never left the canopy. This species exhibit a notorious sexual dimorphism... males and females look completely different.
|male White-shouldered Tanager|
|female White-shouldered Tanager|
They were joined in the canopy of the tree by this beautiful male Black-crowned Tityra. It stayed just for a few seconds... and was alone. We usually see pairs of tityras on fruiting trees.
|male Black-crowned Tityra|
As you can see, we all enjoyed our Easter. Happy Easter to all!