Pelicans are just about my favorite bird. They fly so gracefully - and in formation. We see them on the river every day at this time of year. I love how the image of your Whimbrel is so faint. When I was 13/14 I played guitar in a band. We picked our name by opening up an encyclopaedia and picking a word - we picked Whimbrel - it was a long time ago and the memory is almost as faint as the Whimbrel in your photo. Thanks for this.
These pictures are all from a trip we took to the north. It is the 3rd region, mostly Pan de Azúcar National Park and the towns of Caldera and Bahía Inglesa. It is really a hummingbird, I believe it is called a giant hummingbird.
Thank you, G. I realized that I phrased that hummingbird question poorly. I didn't mean for it to sound as though I was questioning your identification. I really was asking if it was an exceptionally big hummingbird. The fact that it's called a "giant hummingbird" answers that question.