February 2015

Belmopan area, Belize
18th - 23th February 2015

Yellow-winged Tanager (Thraupis abbas)

The 5 days I spent exploring the area around Belmopan were a bit disappointing, mostly due to the dull and damp weather conditions that were prevalent in the foothills during my stay.

Yellow-winged Tanager (Thraupis abbas)

The highlight was definitely the Black-and-white Owl that came and perched on the tree directly opposite the balcony of my room on two separate nights.

Black-and-white Owl (Ciccaba nigrolineata)

Unfortunately, the daylight hours were nowhere near as productive and it was a struggle finding anything worth photographing in the near-darkness of the forest floor during the dull and wet days.

Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes oleagineus)

Tropical Pewee (Contopus cinereus)

I'm not sure which is worse, having to use an extremely high ISO to compensate for the extremely poor light of the forest floor, or having a horrible, pure white background due to the cloudy skies...neither are conducive to getting high quality photos!

White-necked Puffbird (Notharchus macrorhynchos)

Heliconia sp.

Hibiscus sp.

13th-18th February (Crooked Tree, Belize) pt.2 2015 index 23th-26th February (Pook's Hill Lodge, Belize)