Jan 2-9 2017 Rincon de Guaybitos, Riviera Nayarit
That said the beach at Guayabitos has its fair share of brown pelicans, magnificent frigate birds, Heerman's gull, willet, whimbrel and great-tailed grackles. All year birds of course but not exactly the exotics I am hoping see on during my stay. I shot a few frames (see below) from my deckchair with my P900 point and shoot.
|Rincon de Guayabitos.|
I walked from Rincon de Guayabitos past the church and into Gringoland. I passed people going to work. The first rays of sunlight were yet to peak over the mountains.
It seems Mexican birds are late risers, even a sleepy green heron could only manage to open one eye as I passed over a small bridge. Even though it was too dark to photograph I could hear the Nashville Warblers everywhere, the blue-gray gnatcatchers too, then the tropical kingbirds joined morning chorus. From lofty perches the turkey vultures were beginning to spend their wings. The sun was up before I began photographing.
|Black-throated gray warbler.|
Originally the park was set aside with the idea of having a few park benches and a few trails. Sadly the signs are weathered and the original jungle that was there before development is now so over grown it's to the point of being impenetrable. It does however provides shelter to a number of species of birds, butterflies and furry critters plus I am told the odd homo sapien.
|NAB (Not a bird)|
Tomorrow i'll venture down to the local estuary where I am told I might be lucky enough to see egrets, herons and ibis.
"It's never too late to start birding"