2008/12/14

Marly's Pics

Last Sunday I went on my first birding trip. It was only for a few hours but it was AWESOME.

I met a few great people and, one of them, Marly Orrego, sent me some of the pictures she took that day to post here! All of these pictures were taken at La Arenilla (La Punta, Callao)

Selmipalmated Plover by Marly Orrego

I want to thank Marly for letting me post her photographs.

Whimbrels by Marly Orrego

I hope we are able to go on a birding excursion together soon, it was sooo much fun!

by Marly Orrego

These gulls started to fly all of the sudden. Turns out there was a Peregrine Falcon going around, it was really amazing to see; too bad we couldn't get a good shot of the action.

22 comments:

shirl said...

Hi again Mel :-)

Great pics Marly has given you to post :-D Ah... seeing the Peregrine Falcon would have been a sight if you had seen that too!

We have the much smaller Sparrowhawk visiting at the moment and the birds are hiding in my hedge!

dAwN said...

Looka like you had yourself a great birdie trip..love those whimbrels..

RuthieJ said...

Those are great pictures Mel! You are fortunate to be in a place with so many shorebirds nearby. I hope you will get the chance to go on more birding trips in the future and share them with us.

ivars krafts said...

Beautiful pictures! You must have had a wonderful time! I'm sure you will be taking more birding trips soon.

Kolibri Expeditions said...

Mel (and Marly)

There were more shorebirds at Poza Arenillas last weekend than at Pantanos de Villa on yesterday's excursion. However, at Pantanos de Villa we got to see Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Osprey, Peruvian Thickknee, Great Grebe and Least Bittern, so there were several that were not at Arenillas. The two sites compliment each other very well.

Sekhar said...

:)

Mel said...

Hola Shirl :)
We did see the action and the Peregrine Falcon, we just couldn't photograph it or film it.
It was really amazing!

Mel said...

Hi Dawn!
I never saw a Whimbrel before that day, it was exciting to find them and see them.

Mel said...

Dear Ruthie!
I hope so too! At least I found other people interested in this over here, we are not so many, but there sure is a lot of love for the winged fellows ;)

Mel said...

Dear Ruthie!
I hope so too! At least I found other people interested in this over here, we are not so many, but there sure is a lot of love for the winged fellows ;)

Mel said...

Hola Ivars,
I'll certainly try to go on more trips more often. It was fun and really enjoyed it :)

Mel said...

Hi Gunnar!
Too bad I could join you for Pantanos de Villa, I had prior plans :(
But I want to go on more excursions after the Holiday Season!
I want to see the Osprey!
See you on the next trip!

Mel said...

Hi Sekhar,
Thank you for visiting! Will stop by your blog later today :)

Robin Easton said...

These are stunning photos, makes me wish I'd been there. They are just gorgeous. I love the one where the sky is full of WINGS!! I love them all but that is such a rare shot. Just beautiful!! :)

Meggie said...

Nice photos, Mel! Glad you had a good time on your bird outing. I find birders to be quite interesting folks...lots of knowledge and eager to share.

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Hi, Mel, I'm so happy for you that you are now going birding more often and seeing a lot of birds!

I am reading "A Parrot Without a Name" by Don Stap and it's all about an ornithological expedition to Peru. Fascinating! I hope my wife and I can visit there someday.

Q said...

Dear Mel,
I am so happy you went birding!!!
Good for you. Your life list is growing.
The photographs are great too. Very nice of your new birding friend to share. Birders are nice folks!
Have a happy holiday!
Bird songs and butterfly wings,
Sherry

Mel said...

Hola Robin,
It would be great to have you around some time!

Mel said...

Hey Meggie!
Yes, it's fun to be around birders ;)

Mel said...

Hola Sherry,
Felices Fiestas para ti y tu familia.
Besos,
Mel

T.R. said...

Your first birding trip ever? This would make a great IATB post for my host duties tomorrow - plus I have a Peru category. Let me know if you object, otherwise I want to mention you and Peru on the next IATB.

Mel said...

Hola Tim,
Feel free to mention what you want :)
Love your blog, would be an honour!
Hugs,
Mel