Day 3 started off lucky as Silja spotted a Burrowing owl on "her" beach in front of where the boat was parked for the night. I don't know how many of these guys are around nor extent of range in the Amazon basin but I thought this was a good bird.
|A Burrowing owl on the "beach of Sarah," or as we (I) initially thought it was encouragement to "pray for Sarah" Portuguese is tricky! I pray for Silja every day|
We went to a native village and saw the Dessana people. We bought a few trinkets I realized how nice the people were on this boat as we got to know each other. Everyone had a story and interesting ones too. I tried to stay as low-key as I could even though it is hard. That evening we went out on a magical boat ride for birding.
|Scarce and an incredible colored male Agami heron, the "hummingbird heron" as named locally|
|Fulvous shrike tanager|
|Hoatzin, an odd bird with two stomachs|
|Orange crowned yellow finch|
|Rufescent tiger heron, not a lifer but still a cool bird|
That did not work either. We had lunch while it rained and then the ship tried it again, to no avail, and then they got out the "Brazilian Sonar" a man in a boat with a stick