|Endemic to western Mexico, this Colima Pygmy-Owl was a welcome addition to the trip list.|
|This Blue Mockingbird - another endemic - was typically skulking, but posed briefly in the open for this shot.|
|Squirrel Cuckoo is widespread in Middle America; this is the subspecies mexicana, endemic to western Mexico.|
That was the start of 14 thrilling hours of birding, with highlights including endemics and other specialities, not least Colima Pygmy-Owl, White-naped Swift, Grey-breasted Woodpecker, Grey-barred Wren, Sierra Madre and Black-chested Sparrows, Rufous-capped Brushfinch, Red Warbler and Hooded Yellowthroat. Here's a few images from the day to start with - more to follow shortly.
|A poor record shot of my first Black-chested Sparrow, another endemic which is restricted to south-west Mexico.|