Back in the Andes

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4 years 6 months ago #85949 by nkgray
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I spent today walking over 10km in the Yerba Loca Nature Sanctuary reaching a high point at 2,450m exactly 30km in a straight line from my Santiago apartment - if only it was 30km to drive! Nothing new to report but I managed some much better photos of some of the species that I did see.

Rufous-banded Miner


Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail


Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant


Great Shrike-Tyrant


Moustached Turca - a Chilean endemic


and another endemic Chilean Mockingbird




female Band-tailed Sierra-Finch




Chile's counterpart to the Ground Woodpecker - a female Chilean Flicker





On leaving the nature reserve I headed further up into the Andes towards on of the ski resorts at 3,000m. It wasn't too long before I came across the first raptors, some distant Mountain Caracara, and then -

female pale form Variable Hawk




and inevitably, a female Andean Condor







Neil

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4 years 6 months ago #85950 by docandy
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Lovely story and stunning photographs Neil! :D

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4 years 6 months ago #85953 by gordon
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Stunning stuff Neil!!

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4 years 6 months ago #85956 by Doug
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Astounding as usual.


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4 years 6 months ago #85971 by nkgray
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Thanks, guys. Won't be getting up there too much more before winter sets in and I'll snow chains to tackle the road!!

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4 years 6 months ago #85972 by Ian_H
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Fantastic stuff!!!
Great shots as always!

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4 years 6 months ago #86012 by nkgray
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Thanks guys.

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