Another early start as we headed out from Cajamarca to San Marcos in search of our final target bird of the trip. Great Spinetails can be tricky customers. Not this morning though - heard calling and popped into view without any 'encouragement'. Not just one either, but three together! Highlight of the trip for me - 3 Great Spinetails in the 'scope at once in the early morning sun. Buff-bridled Inca-Finches flitting through the Acacias, Spot-throated Hummers darting around and Black-necked Woodpeckers calling in the distance. Does it get any better? Well I didn't have a cup of coffee in my mits at the time .......... but it was pretty good I suppose.
Back to Cajamarca then to grab the packed lunch before heading out again on the coastal road towards Chiclayo (remember the flight cancellation?).
Just had to stop in a gulley just outside Cajamarca though and get Unicolored Tapaculo. Colin, Dennis and Peter pictured above appreciating the dazzling shades of grey plumage as the tapaculo creeps through the bushes. Nice end to the trip.
Next one - Brazil in August.