It’s not the best photo in the world, but it’s good enough to identify and add to my life list! While photographing palmchats on the last day of the trip, I saw a little bird jumping from branch to branch a few trees down a walkway at the resort. It never sang and I would frequently lose it between all the greenery.
Finally, it popped out for a few seconds and looked back at me before diving into thicker territory. After reviewing my guide book, I was able to identify it as a black-whiskered vireo. It looks a lot like red-eyed vireos around here, with the exception of one important field mark. The little black ‘mustache’ under the bill is the indicator. Glad I was able to get a shot of it!
It turned out to be the only time the entire trip that I saw any vireo species.