If you've been following this blog for a while, then you will know that I've been posting off and on for months now.
I've been working on my thesis for quite a while, and I finally finished it! I have to defend my work in front of a "jury" of professors and other students by the end of this month in Buenos Aires. This blog was born in Buenos Aires, and I hope that the trip marks a new beginning for it, with more learning and sharing, more pics and birds, birds, birds!!
I plan to reinvent myself in the following months, a change of life for the better. I want to learn new things and visit new places.
It is a bit confusing still, as everything is "under construction" right now - plans, dreams, hopes, future!
And speaking of confusion... Something that has me a bit confused too are these Vermilion Flycatchers:
The male is usually bright red with black when adult, like the one above.
Lima has a sooty morth population of these birds, the dark brown ones like the one in the next photo (I love these cute "chocolate" ones!):
But, what I don't understand, is what exactly is the bird that follows...
Tommy found it in his walks in Parque El Olivar and it is a complete mystery to me: It has the brown body like the sooty morph and a red crown like a "regular" Vermilion, although the red is not as bright. (Thanks for the pics babe!)
Do you know what could be happening?? The bird has been seen on many occasions for a few months now and no molting has been observed. Please, feel free to leave your ideas on what you think or share what you KNOW.
... I wonder if the new Mel will end up like this bird, a mixture of the old Mel but with brighter, happier, unique feathers ;)