Travel Photo of the Day (April 12)

“Excuse me, did you ask before you took my picture?”  I had a feeling that this bird did not like me and didn’t want his picture taken.  He was pretty vocal about it.  So I apologized and moved along.  This photo was taken in the Pico Bonito National Park in Honduras.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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34 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (April 12)

  1. It’s not easy to catch a bird in mid-chirp! Maybe that’s why he was annoyed–you caught him. 🙂

  2. Valentina says:

    You are very right, Robin.

  3. I would love to visit Pico Bonito! I read an article about it in Audubon magazine. Is it difficult to get to?

    • TBM says:

      Not really. We stayed at a place that was right at the entrance to the park so we were able to walk into the park. A lot of birders were there.

  4. Kate Kresse says:

    very cool picture! he looks mighty proud of himself, doesn’t he?

  5. zelmare says:

    Perky little fella! 🙂 Would love to visit Honduras.

  6. Maybe he was just trying to have a conversation with you. 🙂

  7. Gilly Gee says:

    Ah I don’t think he minded you at all, he probably wanted royalties for using his photo though!

  8. Carol says:

    How cute. I can never catch bird photos.

    • TBM says:

      They are hard. One of my cameras has a sports function, which helped with this one. But they don’t end up as clear since the camera is snapping the pictures quickly.

  9. thirdeyemom says:

    Like the photo! Birds are hard to get on film as they always seem to fly away! How did you like Honduras as compared to Guatemala? Did you feel safe there? That is on my list to visit as a volunteer soon and I always go alone on these kinds of things. Nicole

    • TBM says:

      I felt safe in both Honduras and Guatemala. We had one minor scare in Guatemala when we were in Antigua. We had booked a tour of the city and while meeting for the tour a political protest started. There was a mass of people shouting and a large group of armed police officers. Our guide was well-known so we didn’t have any trouble. But we got out of Dodge quickly.

      As for Honduras, we spent less time in cities and most of our time in the National Park so I’m not a good judge of how things are there. Before going on these trips I like to follow the local news of the place and the warnings on the US State Department website. I know over the past couple of years there are been some political unrest in Honduras. But I haven’t been following it all that closely.

      Where will you be staying?

  10. Fergiemoto says:

    But it’s such a nice looking bird! Great to capture the photo in the middle of a chirp!

  11. niasunset says:

    So lovely moment you captured dear TBM, I loved her so much. Thank you, with my love, nia

  12. Oh dear, an unwilling subject, we sometimes get those, but as you pointed out, we simply … move along, that’s how it goes. 🙂 Good that the bird has indulged you with at least one photograph.

  13. The Hook says:

    He looks like he has something to say….

  14. buddhafulkat says:

    That’s a wonderful shot with a lot of personality =)

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