In an effort to get out of the city today and get some fresh air we headed out to Huacarpay Lake to find the famous Bearded Mountaineer Hummingbird. I mean, how gorgeous is this bird (from my bird book):
We saw it buzzing around some trees and flowers while we were walking around some pre Incan ruins called Kanaracay. They were so cool looking, and it was my first glimpse at these kinds of ruins.
We saw a bunch of other birds while we were there but ultimately none of them amounted to our excitement we were we saw that hummingbird. This just tells you what kind of birders we are. Although, i did get pretty pumped when we saw two Variable Hawks and a Cinncerous Harrier near the marsh and open fields. They were absolutely gorgeous flying through the sky.
We didn’t stay for too long out there as we still had stuff to do in town and we’ve both got something wrong with our stomachs…so traveling has been a bit complicated as of late. Anyhow, doesn’t keep us from at least some short trips out of Cuzco!
We might head out towards the sacred valley tomorrow depending on how we’re feeling, which i hope is up to par as I’d really like to go before we head out to the jungle! We’ll see;recovery is of the priority right now.