My personal selection – best of 2011
2012 is officially here! The coming of a new year always forces us all to look back at the year that has come and gone. What a year 2011 has been! I am sitting here in a hotel in Quito exactly where I was one year ago and it is hard for me to believe that another year has passed by so quickly. I guess the old saying “time flies when you are having fun” rings pretty true here. It really has been a great year
In 2011 my travels took me to Ecuador, Costa Rica, through the interior of British Columbia, Ontario, Newfoundland, Churchill and Peru. I will include a selection of my favourites here below.
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Happy New Years Everyone!!
Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) flying while feeding at a flower in Peru.
Long-whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi) at Abra Patricia area of northern Peru. Photo: Glenn Bartley
Undulated Antpitta (Grallaria squamigera) perched on the ground in Peru.
Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) perched on a branch in Peru.
Red-headed Barbet (Eubucco bourcierii) perched on a branch in Ecuador.
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum) perched on a branch in Ecuador.
Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) perched on a branch in Ecuador.
Turquoise Jay (Cyanolyca turcosa) perched on a branch in Ecuador.
Snowcap (Microchera albocoronata) flying and feeding at a flower in Costa Rica.
Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) nesting and feeding chicks along a river in Costa Rica.
Purple-crowned Fairy (Heliothryx barroti) flying and bathing in a small stream in Costa Rica.
Fiery-throated Hummingbird (Panterpe insignis) perched on a branch in Costa Rica.
Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) perched on a branch in Costa Rica.
Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata) perched on a branch in Costa Rica.
Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) flying and feeding at a flower in Costa Rica.
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii) perched on a branch in Costa Rica.
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) feeding along a stream in Costa Rica.
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) perched on a branch in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Common Loon (Gavia immer)
Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) perched on a branch in the Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada.
Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) perched on a branch in the Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada.
Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) swimming on a pond in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) flying in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis) perched on the ground in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) flying in the interior of British Columbia, Canada.
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) perched on a cliff off Newfoundland, Canada.
Top Photo: Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Photo: Glenn Bartley