Thanks - yes chased out of our Chile before the Patagonian half of the trip...we will go back. Do have some photos from northern Chile to sort out and now in Queensland Australia as a permanent resident ....wove and dodged to get here. Out of quarantine and back in an almost nornal world, no...
I guess The Big Year is too true for the topic tho the movie was wonderful.
I enjoyed The Wild Road - as a magpie has a major role. Most of my books on birds are like this...pop sci versions that never fails to fascinate.
Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs: How the Struggle for Survival Has Shaped...
You have a good budget. I bought a pair of Ziess small binocs in West Germany for the then outrageous sum of $600 US and they have served me well all over the world. I'm sure you can these days get name brand pair for a lot less.
Good info here...
Well I certainly have to bow to your expertise ....it was a long way up and it did not seem to have the wingspan. I also think that is what my partner and I saw but could not photograph. There is definitely a cowl too. Thanks.
A Canadian chasing an "American" bird all the way to Chile does seem odd.
Beginning to think one way windows have some advantages especially with skittish raptors. He was 4-5 meters away but completely unaware so I could observe him acting without interference of my presence.
Just when I thought I was retirring the camera for this trip aan this showed up high above Santiago Airport. Not the best shot but identifiable.
He went up and up off the tarmac thermal then buggered off north with good penetration. A treat
Travelling along the quite desolate coast of Chile it was heartening to see the seabird life in the hundreds with guano islands marking the time ( tho many are mined ).
Long day on the road and just near sunset, looked out the hotel window and saw largish birds gathering beyond visual ID range...