Field Day of Birding with Boquete Birders

Spent the  morning of the 8th of April, 2016 birding on Volcan Baru, Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama at the Oasis farm. Good species list, and lots of Resplendent Quetzals.

Photos taken by Craig: Photo Album

 

Birds seen by the group: From: Ann tigerheron@(deleted)

New World Vultures

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Hawks, Eagles, & Kites

Osprey

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Pigeons & Doves

Ruddy Pigeon

Band-tailed Pigeon

Ruddy Ground-Dove

Chiriqui Quail-Dove

Swifts

White-collared Swift

Trogons

Resplendent Quetzal 􀀂, 􀀃 & 􀀁

Barbets & Toucans

Blue-throated Toucanet

Woodpeckers

Acorn Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Ovenbirds & Woodcreepers

Streak-headed Woodcreeper

Tyrant Flycatchers

Mountain Elaenia

Eastern Wood-Pewee (Any determination made about this species? Shall I just say wood-pewee species?)

Western Wood-Pewee

Vireos

Yellow-winged Vireo

Swallows

Blue-and-white Swallow

Wrens

Ochraceous Wren

Thrushes

Black-faced Solitaire 􀀁

Swainson’s Thrush

Mountain Thrush

Clay-colored Thrush

Mockingbirds & Allies

Tropical Mockingbird

Silky-Flycatchers

Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher

Wood-Warblers

Flame-throated Warbler

Flame-throated Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Collared Redstart

Tanagers

Scarlet-thighed Dacnis (On one of my recordings I heard this bird mentioned. Was it seen?)

Seedeaters, Finches & Sparrows

Yellow-faced Grassquit 􀀁

Yellow-thighed Finch

Rufous-collared Sparrow

Grosbeaks, Buntings & Allies

Flame-colored Tanager 􀀂, 􀀃

Goldfinches & Euphonias

Yellow-bellied Siskin

Cerro Batipa, Panama 29Jan16

IMG_0759We failed to document the trip this year in Conepatus on the Great Lake, Ontario, and the canals of Canada. It was much the same as the 2012 visit to the area.

So getting on with the show, above is a King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) photo taken as Cerro Batipa, Panama. It is rare to find one perched and in range of the camera. The photo was taken using an iPhone 6S attached to a Swarovski ATX95 scope via a Phone Skope mount. The photo has no enhancements or editing. Shot at 70X setting on the scope and 2X on the digital zoom in the phone.

I have been shooting with the scope for several weeks now using the iPhone 6S. It is an impressive combination. Prior to trying the iPhone, I have been using an Olympus SLR, OM-D E-M5. There is no comparison between the two, the 6S shoots much better photos than the M5 via a spotting scope, particularly at powers above the base of 30X on the ATX95.

The 6S autofocus works well with the scope. One sets the focus lock on the 6S to mid focus range, then you do a quick focus with the scope’s focus ring. Finally take off the 6S focus lock and let the autofocus take over. As you can see above, the focus is spot on. The interesting thing is the depth of focus available to the 6S. The subject can move almost a foot in either direction from the initial “centered focus” and still maintain focus. Amazing!

This link will take you to my Google Photos album for the Cerro Batipa trip. This is my archive and it contains full size photos with no editing or culling. There are the good, the bad and the ugly, so enjoy. If you download any for other than personal use, please credit me, Craig Owings. All are copyrighted.

Keep checking back over the next several days for more photos. The uploading is slow as many photos are BIG files, so it takes time.

Craig

 

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