Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Argentina 20th December 2019

Managed a few hours again in Costanera Sur first thing in the morning. This time we even managed to get inside the reserve. As we were nearly finished in the reserve it was closed up again early and we asked to leave because there was a cloud or two in the sky - truly bizare!
We had a good walk around the perimeter of the two main lagoons by the coast. We even managed to see the Coral Princess waiting for us in the harbour which was very close-by.
Again a fantastic spot to have in such a large urban area. In four hours here we 87 species including an impressive fifteen species of wildfowl.
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We were in a bit of panic to board the Coral Princess as early as possible but the whole process was very seamless and quick. We were to see no seabirds as we departed as we left Buenos Aires at 1700hrs and we just crossing over the River Plate towards Montivideo, Uruguay which was to be our first "shore-day" of the cruise.

Rufescent Tiger-Heron

Rufescent Tiger-Heron

Rufescent Tiger-Heron and White-faced Whistling-Duck.

Red-gartered Coot and Common Gallinule.
Red-crested Cardinal

Golden-billed Saltator
Greyish Baywing

Glittering-bellied Emerald

Double-collared Seedeater

Yellow-browed Tyrant
Small-billed Elaenia

Small-billed Elaenia

Green-barred Woodpecker

Checkered Woodpecker

Picazuro Pigeon

Picazuro Pigeon
Picazuro Pigeon

Picazuro Pigeon
Coral Princess awaits.

Buenos Aires cityscape.

Buenos Aires cityscape.
Costanera Sur

Costanera Sur

Invasive aquatic weed control, Costanera Sur.

City view from the Coral Princess.


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