It was shorebird survey morning with a steady walk through mile and a half transect with Charlotte. The majority of the birds were around the river mouth. There were some familiar names on the list Collared Plover and Semipalmated Plover escaped the camera lens.
Spotted Sandpiper in breeding plumage was evenly spread along the route giving excellent views.
Small groups of Sanderling were making themselves busy feeding along the shoreline. I am still fascinated at the speed their small legs can move across the sand.
Whimbrel was not as common with lone birds at the shoreline.
The walk back from the beach produced a group of Scarlet Macaw feeding in the top of a fruit tree. A Black-cheeked Woodpecker was spied on the trunk of a tree close to the path.
The bonus bird of the morning came in the garden to Charlotte former house. A splendid Passerini’s Tanager showing its red rump as it flew low between bushes.
Next up Macaw survey in Tortuguero!