When someone compliments me on a bird photo, my shrug it off response is usually "The bird did most of the work." That is certainly not the case here. I searched for this bird for three hours in the morning and then waited another three in the afternoon. The time wasn't entirely unproductive. While waiting I saw life birds Thick-billed Kingbird and Common Ground Dove (finally) and saw kick-ass year birds in Tropical Kingbird and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. I also discovered that my new portable stool is NOT my answer for long term comfort in the field.🥺 After investing six hours, this little guy showed up and stayed for exactly six minutes. Pretty decent return.
Life bird number 319, Green Kingfisher!
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