During our Easter break we got to go bird watching just outside of Quito with a wonderful friend, Sheila....... well.... the truth is that our friend took Sebastiao bird watching and we were allowed to tag-along. As you will see from the photos, Sebastiao was surgically attached to the binoculars all day and Bella was just trying to keep herself entertained.... Buckle up because this is a LONG post with LOTS of pictures.
|This was the happiest I could get them together all day.....He had much more important things to do than pose....... Just one reason I might not be invited on the next bird outing!|
|Antisana from a distance with clouds covering the peak. Antisana is a stratovolcano of the northern Andes, in Ecuador. It is the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador, at 5,704 metres (18,714 ft)|
|Black-Faced Ibis- the first bird on our list|
|Sheila and Sebastiao checking out the Andean Gulls- who knew gulls lived in the mountains and not just near the ocean stealing hotdogs?|
|Rumiñahui is a dormant, heavily-eroded stratovolcano 4,721 metres (15,489 ft) above sea level.|
The volcano is named after Rumiñahui, who was an Inca general at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.
|Isabella with a Lupine bush (REALLY big bluebonnets)|