This is a video of an osprey diving to catch fish.
Suriname, 8 February.
As described, our ship went downstream on the Nickerie river, arriving in Wageningen.
Near Wageningen, two bat falcons.
A blue-and yellow macaw.
A cattle egret. A roadside hawk.
Ten black vultures.
A black-necked aracari.
A tropical kingbird.
A great kiskadee.
Two yellow-billed terns.
A little blue heron and a snowy egret in a tree.
A giant cowbird.
Then, red howler monkeys on a tree on the southern bank.
A greater ani. A laughing falcon.
Grey breasted martins breeding here and barn swallows wintering here flying over the river.
A black-collared hawk, flying to a treetop.
A savanna hawk.
In trees along the banks, and wading in rice fields: cattle egrets; great egrets; snowy egrets.
An osprey flying.
A two-toed sloth in a treetop. It is moving.
Another black-collared hawk.
Then, we pass a breeding colony of hundreds of black-crowned night herons (a species which breeds also in zoos of the Netherlands, and of Washington, D.C., and of Lincoln Park in Chicago the USA). Both the blue-greyish adults and the striped brownish juveniles fly around; a beautiful spectacle.
A turkey vulture. A yellow-headed caracara. A great black hawk.
All the time it keeps raining, but it is so beautiful here that we forget to pay attention to it.
A savanna hawk.
Six smooth-billed anis in another tree.
A long-winged harrier.
A little blue heron; a snowy egret; a black-crowned night heron; and a cattle egret, all on the same tree.
A snowy egret breeding colony.
Six black vultures in a tree.
A rufous crab-hawk in another tree.
A group of twelve snowy egrets flying low over the river.
Two couples of orange-winged parrots crossing the river. They are mates for life.
A great egret.
Six semipalmated sandpipers; a sign that we are getting closer to the Atlantic coast.
A ringed kingfisher.
Two ruddy ground-doves.
Three spotted sandpipers, flying low over the water.
A tri-colored heron flying with snowy egrets.
Mudskippers jumping out of the water.
We arrive in Nieuw-Nickerie. Though it has less than 10,000 people, it is the second biggest town in Suriname.
This is a video about Nickerie district.
- Grad student taking census of Wichita’s snowy egrets (kansas.com)
- Snowy Egrets (naturenotesnow.wordpress.com)
- Another Discovery: The Black-Crowned Night Heron (theydontfoolme.com)
- Great Egret (jsmnang.wordpress.com)
- My First Birds (koreamaria.typepad.com)
- Bahía Magdelana (birdsofpassage.wordpress.com)
- Cattle Egret (wallpaper-tadka.com)
- Rare visitor drops in for swim (stuff.co.nz)
- Birding in Brazil: a view from suburban Rio de Janeiro (blogs.scientificamerican.com)