Saturday, October 9, 2010

real hot

El Salvador has been surprise after surprise. The heat more than anything else. Much hotter than I expected and I'm not sure how that's going to work out for me. The other surprises though came in the shape of birds. Within the first hour after landing I saw 2 new species of doves just outside of the airport - inca dove and ruddy ground dove. Great tailed grackles were inside the airport and I saw a peregrine falcon flying over the runways as we were getting on the bus to go to our hotel in San Vicente. Then I was further surprised by social flycatcher and black vulture seen from a landing in the hotel. If the work goes as well as the birding we are in for an incredible time. Thank God for all His wonderful surprises.



  1. Ah, Les, I was wondering how many birds you would be able to spot there! What a treat! We'll look forward to hearing all about it. And by the way, on the weekend, Maureen and I discovered the very best butter tart ever. We'll tell you all about that too. Ann

  2. Leave it to Dad to post about the birds lol. I told Lisa at the Thanksgiving dinner about the birds you've seen and she was jealous. I'm glad you're enjoying yourself down there. Love you!


  3. Hey Elroy. Hammer was just wondering if you hit your thumb yet? Oh yeah, and Mullens says kuckerijchhwoekdine???