Suriname, 12th day, harriers and dolphins

This video about Suriname says about itself:

This is a video collection of 15 garden bird [species] of Paramaribo, Suriname.

These are the birds that you see:
1. Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax)
2. Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus)
3. Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
4. Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
5. Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
6. Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis)
7. Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)
8. Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas)
9. Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
10. Ruddy Ground Dove male (Columbina talpacoti)
11. Ruddy Ground Dove female
12. Rusty-margined Flycatcher (Myiozetetes cayanensis)
13. Arrowhead Piculet (Picumnus minutissimus)
14. Blood-coloured Woodpecker (Veniliornis sanguineus
15. Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)
16. Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata)

14 February. Yesterday, we arrived back from the interior in Leonsberg.

In the morning: tropical mockingbird. Great kiskadee. Yellow oriole. Grey kingbird.

A ruddy ground-dove.

The tide is high; so, not so many waders on the Suriname river mud now.

Tri-coloured heron. Little blue heron.

An osprey flying.

A striated heron on a branch.

A white-lined tanager.

A black-capped mockingthrush couple.

A buff-throated saltator.

A black vulture and orange-winged parrots in the air.

A smooth-billed ani.

A green-rumped parrotlet, sitting on a crane (lifting machine; not a bird).

A violaceous euphonia on a bush.

Tropical kingbird, rusty-margined flycatcher, and grey kingbird on a wire.

We take the ferry to the east bank of the Suriname river, to Commewijne district.

Yellow-billed tern.

On a boat at the east bank sits a great kiskadee.

A bit further, two spotted sandpipers.

Fort Nieuw Amsterdam was built in the days of Dutch colonialism and slavery. On the muzzle of a big gun sits a tropical kingbird.

A house wren on a pole.

A white-headed marsh tyrant.

A ruddy ground-dove.

Male and female variable seedeater.

Cattle egrets.

A solitary sandpiper, wintering here away from the cold in North America.

The fort Nieuw Amsterdam is an open air museum now. Close to the gate is a big tree. A great potoo sleeps there now, and will get active after sunset, when it will catch insects again.

Rufous Potoo (Nyctibius bracteatus) in Ecuador: here.

A dead snake on the ground.

A pale-breasted thrush.

Shiny cowbirds, sitting on the roof of the former prison of the fort.

A moat with a wattled jacana and many cattle egrets on a bank.

A bit further, there is a fine view of the Suriname river estuary.

This is a video about a dolphin in the Suriname river.

Every now and then, a dolphin is visible in the water here, but you have to look fast to spot it.

A juvenile long-winged harrier flies far away over the water, then comes much closer to us.

Leaf-cutting ants in the grass.

We go further to the east.

In a tree, a boat-billed flycatcher. It looks much like a great kiskadee, but has a bigger bill.

We arrive at Marienburg plantation. It has a long history; about which more will be told in the next entry.

Great Potoo in Brazil: here.

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5 thoughts on “Suriname, 12th day, harriers and dolphins

  1. Michaël Slory – Het gordijn van de regen op de rivier

    Tussen de amandelbomen
    de nevel van de regen.

    Een vogel
    stijgt uit de golven:
    grijs, wit?

    Als de nevel zelf.

    Dan vervaagt het getij,
    dan vervaagt alles.

    Verdwenen de vogel!
    Verdwenen de rivier!

    De nevel verovert het water!
    De regen verovert het water!

    [uit de bundel En nu voorgoed voor vriendschap, 1995]


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