Sunday turned out to be one of those days, a day following several rainy days. Having said this, as we left Patzcuaro, we almost decided to turn around and head to the Morelia area. The fog was thick and it was misty.
As we entered Tacambaro, lo and behold, the day got better and better. It's definitely a different eco-zone than Patzcuaro.
I am not going to reiterate where we went and what we saw - go to http://birdpatzcuaro.blogspot.com/. There you'll find more information and photos.
Many, many thanks to Tracy and Glen for getting me out and about this past month and for prompting me to activate this blogspot.
It was a grand day; I had 4 lifers and several great birding experiences, including a Rose-throated becard nest, an adult Grooved-bill ani with almost tail-less juvenile, nesting Golden-cheeked woodpeckers, and zigzagging swifts.
Sad to say, we were totally pleased with what we'd seen by mid-afternoon and didn't progress further to Pedernales. We left the destination for various swifts, as described in Howell's book, for another day. The Patzcuaro Birding Club plans to return to the area real soon.