Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve
As i opened the room in the morning i saw there was lot of excitement around and Mackay was shooting some birds, i casually walked down to check what he was clicking and he got a Plate billed Toucon image. By the i got my gear she was gone. Morning started off with Turquoise Jays and then comes by dream bird Toucan Barbet. As it was very misty with poor visibility just managed to get few record shots. After some birding had been for breakfast, while we were walking back from breakfast Nestor came running and shouted Toucans. We took the heavy gear and ran to the road, there were two Plate Billed Toucans but very far high on the tree and still the weather was bad. We saw one of them flying towards up the hill, i walked back to get by extender, Mackay, Rithesh and Joe walked up the hill looking for the Toucan. I had my extender connected and followed them, as i got closer they were clicking the Toucan from a close distance, by the time i got there, she flew to other side of the road, fortunately for me she was on the right perch in open and gave some good images.After clicking Toucan Nate suggested we should go on a drive looking for birds along the road, We did not have much luck there. We returned for lunch and when we were getting back to the rooms, Joe saw a snaked and it was very close from where we were and got some quick shots. We packed things soon and it was time for us to leave Bella Vista and go to Sacha Tamia lodge. I have been hearing about this lodge from day 1 and had high expectations. And this was the last bird lodge on our itinerary for tour 1. We reached there by late afternoon and Nate went looking for some good spots for Multi flash set up. Myself and Rithesh were given huge Suite room on 2nd floor. As i walked in and opened the windows there were lots of birds perching close to the window. I happily kept clicking the birds from there. We had some multi flash activity before wrapped up the day. But i did not get my dream shots of booted racket tails on multi flash. Day ended by clicking the Black and White Owl.