Bugs and Birds

I have some photos here that I’ve taken around our home. I’m more accustomed now to the large variety of insects that we usually see so I don’t take as many photos as I used to, but there are still some remarkable new visitors who stop by now and then. This very large stick bug was behind the washing machine. It fell back down when it tried to climb the wall so I took pity on it and put it out on a ginger flower.

The morning we were headed to the airport I saw this really big, colorful caterpillar. My search turned up its name, tetrio sphinx. I’ve seen these moths but I didn’t realize this was their caterpillar, or that it was so big because the moth is not unusually big.

There are tons of birds too. I spend a lot of time on the terrace and many visit the birdbath. I took most of these photos from the other side of my bookshelf so they aren’t great but I didn’t disturb or frighten the birds from my spot.

I don’t have my bird book to identify these birds accurately but they are all frequent visitors to the birdbath. It’s a pleasure to be outside, especially in the late afternoon when many seem to visit. Panama is said to have more species of both bugs and birds than the entire North America so it’s a pretty cool place to be.

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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2 Responses to Bugs and Birds

  1. chugwa says:

    Great write up Kris, we certainly have a beautiful collection of birds and Bug’s here and they are very fascinating.


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