Walking along the dirt road it was very frustrating as we had to take shelter from several heavier than normal downpours but we still managed Squirrel Cuckoo, White-necked Thrush, Two-banded Warbler, and Swainson’s Thrush.
So by now we had had enough and walked back to the lodge and sure enough the weather cleared up! So after a bit of phaffing we decided to return to this morning’s trails – a brilliant move as it turned out. First of all a startlingly bright crimson White-winged Tanager was scoped at the top of a tree and then a random piece of good fortune saw everyone get Grey Tinamou onto their lists! It was quite funny really, as whilst the others were struggling with a manakin I walked around the next bend in the trail and BANG!! there was the tinamou. John was nearby so i motioned to him to come over and we followed it along the trail, and the stupid bird didn't have the gumption to run off into the forest. So I raced back and got everybody else who then legged it along the trail in hot pursuit of one of the dumbest birds on the planet. Amazingly, they all caught up with the bird which had criss-crossed several trails and didn't stray off into the forest. So I took the short cut back to the lodge and not only bumped into the same individual or another Grey Tinamou but also had Brown Tinamou as well. Not too shabby huh!