Posts made in October 27th, 2012

A tiny irridescent bombing bird

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 in Birds, Wildlife Moment Of The Week | 0 comments

We knew this jewel of a little bird from our passage through the canals of Chile. His absence has been noted through the drier regions of Argentina and Chile. Now suddenly we have run back into his territory. Territory indeed. This gnat of a bird has the punch of a bull-dog. With his soprano’s looping call, he bursts high over the tree tops, like an over grown bee. Blink and you miss him. A blurr of gyrating wings. One, two, three; who’s chasing who? No one is safe. He’s guarding the red bounty of his notra flowers, now the yellow blumes of the michay. No peace for...

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