Peruvian Thick-knee. Photo: Tor-Egil Høgsås. Thanks for use!
The other day I went driving the Pacific Lima circle road aka la Costanera. Next to the Repsol station there is a open dirt area, which often has held a group of Peruvian Thickknees the last couple of weeks. This day was no exception, so I thought I’d show them to Luciana. In spite of still not using binoculares Luciana 2 years 9 months, has ammassed 43 species since the start earlier this year. The thickknee she knows by the local onamatopoic name Huerequeque.
Here is the proof, that she saw it!!
The site is a good one for anyone having to travel between the airport and Miraflores. It is the only gas-station on the Costanera.
Thanks to Tor-Egil Høgsås for use of his Peruvian Thickknee picture. Check out Tor Egils bird photo blog.
Luciana loves birds. Here watching the Hummingbird video
My daughter Luciana, two and a half years old, has been featured on this blog before. And that is because we have been birding together. Today she got two more lifers as we went to the zoo and some freeflying (countable) birds were around. Black-crowned Night-Heron and House Sparrow. Luciana’s expanding life list is now 42 species. That is more than she can count, although she knows the names of all and also a couple of more she has not yet seen. Two birds on her wish-list include Peruvian Thickknee and Chilean Flamingo. (No, Luciana you can’t count the captive Flamingos at the zoo!)
But, now you have to excuse me for these non-birding family pictures, but the best way of sharing these shots is in a rolling series on a blogpost. My wife Elita think this series of pics taken yesterday were choreographed that are best appreciated in a series. Every gesture of dad and daughter are the same. Cute, huh? Well, at least Luciana!