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Day two in the Andes: Marcapomacocha.

Posted Friday 5th July 2013 at 11:42 by Rick and Elis
One of the first birds we saw along the road on the second day was one we had seen the day before but not got good views of, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant.
Once we left Huachupampa the road got considerably worse and more treacherous, but thankfully we got up to the top in one piece although the many crosses at the side of the road over precipitous drops was a timely reminder of just how perilous the road is. On the way up we came across several Peruvian Sierra Finches and we were really pleased to see a White-capped Dipper although our views of them were either fleeting or distant so no photos I'm afraid.
The reason for being up so high was primarily to get a couple of birds for our Wader Quest, namely Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and Andean Lapwing on this first day. This we did with a bit of luck and good local knowledge from Renzo, in addition we got another seedsnipe, this time Grey-breasted and a highland snipe, Puna Snipe.
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