|Golden-headed Manakin, male|
|Black Hawk Eagle|
|Ruddy Ground Dove|
Hummingbirds became the main focus as we wanted to try and film some of the many species that visit the garden. Some come to the hummingbird feeders while others are strictly flower visitors. Verbena is the flower of choice, they just love it. Waiting in front of a patch of this purple flowered shrub is always productive.
|White-vented Plumleteer - very difficult to photograph!|
|Blue-chested Hummingbird - only visited verbena|
|A Long-billed Starthroat brightened a rainy start|
|Another Blue-chested Hummingbird|
To reach Pijibasal you have to drive to Yaviza, the last town on the Pan-American Highway. Yaviza really is the end of the road. To go further into the Darien you have to take a boat along the Chucunaque river. It's a 45 minute boat journey to meet a 4x4 and another 40 minutes along a very rough dirt track before we reach the village. The Embera people who live here are very welcoming and it's great to see them again. The children flock around, especially when the drone goes up and they get to see their home from a never-before seen perspective.
|I have to rely on VLOS to fly the drone|
as I can no longer see the monitor!
|The 4x4 attracts one or two followers too...|
|The Embera, one of seven indigenous groups in Panama.|
They inhabit The Darien and into Colombia
|Pinogana, as we get on the boat the light is fading fast|
|The Chucanaque River|