Sunday, January 2, 2011

Lagoon wildlife

One of my absolute favorite things about El Zota is the lagoon. It's small, with marshy grasses in the middle, and a gazebo that serves as a great wildlife observation post. It provides views of popular spider monkey feeding trees, so when one of them is fruiting, the gazebo usually is one of the best vantage points. But even when monkeys aren't around, there is plenty of other wildlife to see. . .

This is "Bunny," one of the resident caiman

Can you spot the camouflaged basilisk?

A family of whistling ducklings--only four made it into juvenility and adulthood.

Did you know that jacanas are polyandrous?

The ducklings with their attentive parents