Rwenzori Batis: Mgahinga National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — Unlike the last two birds from Mgahinga, we had to dig this Rwenzori Batis out of the thich undergrowth tangle and it was not in the sun. It lurked about 4 feet inside the tangle and was only visible in little windows through the foreground vegetation. This one is, I think, a feamale…the males have a more yellow eye-ring. The Rwenzori Batis, is, as the name suggests, another Albertine Rift endemic. Sony Rx10iv at 580mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications and multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. Equivalent ISO 6400 @ f4 @ 1/250th.
Fork-tailed Flycatcher: Calle Gamba, Costa Rica, December 2022 — Our plan was to bird Calle Gamba on our way from the Osa Peninsula to the foothills around San Vito, but we got pretty much rained out. Calle Gamba runs away from the highway through wet pastures to a section of forest…all of which can be very productive on a good day. We didn’t get the day. This Fork-tailed Flycatcher was pretty much the highlight of out visit. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 125 @ f4 @ 1/500th.