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A couple more photos from Mexico - Russet-crowned Motmot and Black Skimmer

Posted by Liron on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Here's another shot from Mexico of a beautiful Russet-crowned Motmot. I photographed this bird at El Tuito, a famous birding destination and little town located up in the mountains about an hour from Puerto Vallarta. These birds are among the many beautiful species that can be encountered at this destination.

Russet-crowned Motmot
Canon 7D Mark II | Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM | 1/800 | ISO 320 | f/5.6

Russet-crowned Motmot

During my previous trips to the Banderas Bay area of Mexico in 2011 and 2012, I found an area of beach that was amazing for waterbirds like shorebirds, gulls, terns, and more. This spot was located right near the mouth of a river, and while I got some great birds on my side of the river close enough to photograph, there were often birds on the other side of the river too far away for photos. This trip (December 2014) was the first time I got species like Black Skimmers and Wilson's Plover on my side of the river. Here is a shot of a Black Skimmer than landed on the ground with lots of other simmers and Royal and Caspian Terns one day.

Black Skimmer
Canon 7D Mark II | Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM | 1/1000 | ISO 1000 | f/5.6

Black Skimmer

Thanks for looking, more pictures coming in a few days!




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