Jul 14, 2018 - Delfin II
This morning, our group decided that we loved this area so much—especially the magical early mornings here—that we would stay longer. The Yarapa River was amazing—full of wildlife and with perfect light for our photographers.
A couple interesting things occurred today. The water is so low this time of the year that getting into one of the tributaries was a bit of a challenge for our expert skiff drivers. They made it look easy, but the feeling of adventure and exploration added to the experience. Along the way, we spotted a family of noisy yellow-headed caracaras fighting over a dead fish at the river’s edge. The caracaras are so used to stealing food from other birds that they couldn’t help fighting among themselves.
Between the caracaras, there was a lot of screaming, flapping, pouncing, and threatening with menacing, opened bills. All this was particularly funny because the commotion attracted a young great black hawk. At twice the size of the caracaras, the hawk swooped in and grabbed the fish. It’s always amazing to witness the interesting interactions of nature!
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