|Up at 4:30 to meet our guide Liberty for our Macaw clay lick activity, it was just Kelvin and I. It was a cool 2 hour boat ride up river and when we got there it started with a light rain. We walked around to a couple of spots where other tourists were bit the want much to see to start with, some distant green parrots and then we could see the Macaws gathering in the tops of trees.
After just a little patience they started to come down to the clay lick. They were on the other side of the river so the best view was through the binoculars or the telescope the guide had. He took control of my phone and took lots of great photos and video with it though the telescope. At times there were a dozen or so birds on the clay at one time. There were 3 varieties; Scarlet, Blue and Yellow and the Red and Green. Thru we're so pretty to watch and the colours when they opened their wings was fantastic.
They were spooked and all flew back to the trees so all the other tourists left and we sat down to our great spread of breakfast and watched them slowly fly back to the tree tops.
We had a little lesson on the Macaws and then the ride back on the boat to the lodge and got back to our room around 10:30 an for a rest.
Lunch was a great spread of food at 1:15 and then we had free time until 3:15 (everything seemed to run on 15 minutes past the hour).
Our next activity was walking through the jungle to the mammal clay lick. We didn't see anything at there clay lick but saw 2 little bats in the roof of the hide. After waiting a little while, you really needed to sit quietly for a couple of hours, we went to the canopy tower and climbed up there 36mts to above the tree line. It was a great view and saw Tucan and Macaw and parrots.
After another full on spread for dinner at 7:15 we went out for a night walk. We walked out on the track and then slowly back toward the lodge. We saw a snake, lizards, spider, Owl Moth, frogs, sleeping bird, leaf cutter ants, beatles and lots of fungi. It started to rain so we ran back to the lodge and found we had a small possum in our room chewing on a plastic bag that must have had something sticky on it. He wasn't keen for us to take it away and then ran around the room a little before leaving.
An awesome day of nature in the rainforest!