Just Some Scenery

I always take a camera when I go biking because there is usually something beautiful along the way!

On my route northwest of town you have to cross this beautiful little stream.

On my route northwest of town you have to cross this beautiful little stream.

 

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As I left the neighborhood, I saw these two birds with the really long tails sitting on the utility lines. I believe they are fork-tailed flycatchers.

I think we were driving to town when I saw these spectacular clouds, and had to ask Joel to stop so I could snap a photo.

We were driving to town when I saw these spectacular clouds.

This is the river before Guarumal on the way to La Barqueta beach

This is the river before Guarumal on the way to La Barqueta beach

This is the same river looking in the other direction from the bridge. It must not be very deep because this man easily walked across it.

This is the same river looking in the other direction from the bridge. It must not be very deep because this man easily walked across it.

Just a bit of countryside with some living fence trees, hay bales, and a field of beans

Just a bit of countryside with some living fence trees, hay bales, and a field of beans

A bit more countryside on the way to La Barqueta beach - living fences, sugar cane fields, and Volcan Baru in the distance

A bit more countryside on the way to La Barqueta beach – living fences, sugar cane fields, and Volcan Baru in the distance

On that same route is the beautiful, tranquil pond. I'm told there are alligators there but I've never seen one.

On that same route is this beautiful, tranquil pond. I’m told there are alligators there but I’ve never seen one.

There was something fairly large that kept surfacing but it looked like a turtle.

There was something fairly large that kept surfacing but it looked like a turtle.

Across from the site for the new sports complex on the way back to town is a nice shady spot good for a rest and a drink of water. I love this beautiful tree!

Across from the site for the new sports complex is one of my favorite rest spots. I love this beautiful tree!

Coming back through town, the red/orange part of this banana flower caught my eye.

Coming back through town, the red/orange part of this banana flower caught my eye.

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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6 Responses to Just Some Scenery

  1. Great eye! Muchas Gracias!

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  2. Anonymous says:

    This is what we love Kris, thanks. That didn’t look like a turtle or crock in the pond. Next time stick around for a bit.

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    • It wasn’t a croc, but it was something fairly large that kept surfacing and then swimming a bit farther under the water. If it wasn’t a turtle I can’t think what it might have been. It didn’t look like a fish, and it didn’t look like a bird fishing. It was too far away to see better but I’ll stop and look more when I’m there again.

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  3. Chris Richardson says:

    Kris that is a very beautiful bird. I googled that Fork-Tailed Flycatcher. That is one of things a love about Panama is the wild life the country has. The vibrant colors of the wild is so awesome!

    When I was there, I went to the El Nispero Zoo in Anton Valley. I don’t like taking pictures of wild life in captivity, but the colors was so vibrant and glowing, at least to me they were, I just couldn’t help but take some photos. The Parrots was so big and beautiful, it was an awesome sight to see and hear them talking to one another. This one Parrot was talking so much, I had to take his or her picture. I said hold it right there, look into the camera, now say cheese…Oh that girl gave me a very big smile…lol!!

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    • There are an incredible number of birds here! We live near a wooded area which I really love because of all the birds. We have a lot of very noisy parrots too, but in the wild they are very good at hiding in trees so they are hard to photograph. If I’m ever in Anton Valley I’ll have to look for that zoo. I’m not thrilled with wildlife in captivity either but parrots seem to do better with it than most.
      If you ever want a real thrill, there are places in Costa Rica where the big scarlet macaws fly wild.

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