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Posted By: elbert

Furit Loops - 10/16/07 04:12 PM

Last months big storm has blown some Keeled Billed Toucans from the mainland to Ambergris Caye.
If you have seen these guys please post here so we can keep up with their success or failing to survive the island life transition from the rainforest.
They seem to be eating sea grapes and palmetto berries.
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Posted By: elbert

Re: Furit Loops - 10/16/07 04:17 PM

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Posted By: Chloe

Re: Furit Loops - 10/16/07 04:26 PM

elbert, what a beautiful toucan.

I so appreciate all the pictures and info., you share with us.
Posted By: lil'red

Re: Furit Loops - 10/16/07 04:28 PM

Wow........stunning
Posted By: elbert

Re: Furit Loops - 10/16/07 04:42 PM

Marty's pics
I ran them through Photo Shop
Thanks
Kate and I have been seeing them around our house at Mexico Rocks.
They look almost out of place.
Posted By: JZB

Re: Furit Loops - 10/16/07 05:03 PM

I had one in my yard briefly about two weeks ago. I was stunned!
Posted By: carnes

Re: Furit Loops - 10/16/07 05:18 PM

Very nice where were the picture taken?
Would be nice if they stick around !!
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: Furit Loops - 10/16/07 05:20 PM

One of my neighbors just north of the Palapa Bar said there were two in the big tree next to my house.
Posted By: Mystkl1

Re: Furit Loops - 10/16/07 05:30 PM

There was one high up in a tree behind the maintenance shed at Xanadu last week. All of the maintenance personnel seemed to be as amazed as we were. It really was an incredible site!
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: Furit Loops - 10/16/07 05:33 PM

Sounds like the same one that was in a tree by my house in San Marcos...3 blocks west of Xanadu.
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Furit Loops - 10/16/07 06:12 PM

There are 3 that are flying around the Royal Palm, Caribe Island, San Marcos circuit.

I am not a bird expert, but the ones we have seen look quite fit - ie not starving or weak.

Posted By: Phil

Re: Furit Loops - 10/16/07 11:53 PM

I had a bright red finch of some sorts in my yard this weekend that I have certainly not seen before, and a while ago a Lovely Cottinga (sp?) which is a very rare forest bird that is bright blue, and gets serious bird watchers very excited.

Posted By: BrownEyedGirl

Re: Furit Loops - 10/22/07 05:43 PM

A beautiful toucan has taken up residence at Sueno del Mar, 12 miles to the north and looks to be healthy and happy.
Posted By: elbert

Re: Furit Loops - 10/23/07 03:19 PM

From these reports we seem to a quite a few on Ambergris now.
My sea grape tree and palmetos were cleaned out of food pretty quick. I've noticed dry dog food seems to be exciting for them .I put a dish on a pole in my back yard and its fought over.
Posted By: Bill Mc Ghee

Re: Furit Loops - 10/23/07 03:25 PM

I am glad to hear they are hanging around Xanadu. I'll be there in 18 days. I've never seen one .. except on a Cereal box. smile
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Furit Loops - 10/23/07 03:32 PM

There is a fruit loop that lives next door to me.
Posted By: KC Jayhawk

Re: Furit Loops - 10/23/07 03:40 PM

Bill, they are hanging around Xanadu now, before the property value drops in, oh, about 18 days.
Posted By: Bill Mc Ghee

Re: Furit Loops - 10/23/07 03:52 PM

I wasn't aware you had decided to stay At Xanadu? To late for me to change my reservation frown
Posted By: JZB

Re: Furit Loops - 11/09/07 04:07 PM

The toucan came to visit again yesterday. Looking heathly. I just might try hanging some fruit in the trees and see if he sticks around.
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Furit Loops - 11/09/07 04:24 PM

We had one in the garden this morning. They are so beautiful.
Posted By: Bill Mc Ghee

Re: Furit Loops - 11/09/07 04:41 PM

I'm sure they are Amanda. I hope to see one. I'm a little tired of Mourning Doves and Cardinals.. smile no not really they are beautiful too.
Posted By: Leah-Ann

Re: Furit Loops - 11/09/07 05:04 PM

what exactly is a furit loop??

lots of fruit loops here on the board! laugh
Posted By: Bill Mc Ghee

Re: Furit Loops - 11/09/07 05:07 PM

Furit Loop? Is that a California thing?
Posted By: elbert

Re: Furit Loops - 11/09/07 05:19 PM

Its a breakfast cereal with a Toucan logo. very famous
'California thing' Ha I like that...Bill are you trying to say something about California liberals?
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: Furit Loops - 11/09/07 05:20 PM

Elber - You are the bird expert so I hesitate to write - but my books show this bird as a KEEL BILLED bird - Not Kill. What do you think?
Posted By: elbert

Re: Furit Loops - 11/09/07 05:21 PM

I can't spell worth a skit
Posted By: Bill Mc Ghee

Re: Furit Loops - 11/09/07 05:40 PM

LOL!! No Elbert Just trying to bust Leah-Ann. I am the world's worste speller. So, it's nice to see i'm the only one who can mess up the Typed word smile
Posted By: Leah-Ann

Re: Furit Loops - 11/10/07 12:33 AM

Originally Posted by elbert
Its a breakfast cereal with a Toucan logo. very famous 'California thing' Ha I like that...Bill are you trying to say something about California liberals?


I can't find the "furit loops" on my grocery store shelf! Do they keep them in a special store just for the liberals?? :P
And someone please tell me we aren't talking about "ferret loops"!! sick
Posted By: Rykat

Re: Furit Loops - 11/10/07 03:33 AM

Did someone say it was time to bash Liberals?? wink
Posted By: SFJeff

Re: Furit Loops - 11/10/07 03:42 AM

we've had one here in the early morning almost every day for the last week/two... perching/eating in a papaya tree...
Posted By: Leah-Ann

Re: Furit Loops - 11/10/07 05:45 AM

Originally Posted by Rykat
Did someone say it was time to bash Liberals?? wink

Ry, does your clock ever show any other time? :p :p laugh
Posted By: Mikeywaz

Re: Furit Loops - 11/10/07 06:40 AM

Hey now. On behalf of the California fruit loops....

Our first visit to AC is less than 90 days away and one of the "stereotypical" Belizean aspects I hope to see is a live toucan in the wild. Yes, it's probably predicated by the Froot Loops commericials I've seen in my younger years, but I just love toucans! Are they usually on the caye or are they more mainland birds?
Posted By: elbert

Re: Furit Loops - 11/10/07 02:41 PM

SF Jeff , wow I've never seen a California liberal perched in a tree. smile
seriously though where are you on the island.? I'm thinking after all the fruit is gone these guys are going to be in trouble.
I'm feeding dry dog food to the birds around my house and they are getting demanding and bold in the mornings waiting for me to feed Bubba and throw out a little for them. One of the woodpeckers taps hard on top of my tin roof at 5:30. Woodpeckers......Midwestern Democrats??
Posted By: Leah-Ann

Re: Furit Loops - 11/10/07 02:50 PM

Originally Posted by elbert
SF Jeff , wow I've never seen a California liberal perched in a tree. smile


How else are we gonna save them???? wink
Posted By: JRinSC

Re: Furit Loops - 11/10/07 03:03 PM

Originally Posted by BiIl Mc Ghee
I'm sure they are Amanda. I hope to see one. I'm a little tired of Mourning Doves and Cardinals.. smile no not really they are beautiful too.


Hi Bill,

I am in Spartanburg (with the Doves & Cardinals)! Where do you hail from? I knew a Major Mc Ghee (not sure of spelling) whose mother owned the Tip Top Inn at Pawleys Island years ago. They were from Florence... any relation??
Posted By: SFJeff

Re: Furit Loops - 11/10/07 07:38 PM

Hey Elbert.... Jeff here @ Azul... we have a papaya tree behind the Rojo Lounge building... a toucan has been visiting it pretty much every day in the morning... It was up there again this am around 10:00... We'll probably hang a bit of fruit up in it today and see if we can get the bird to linger a bit longer...
Posted By: elbert

Re: Furit Loops - 11/10/07 07:48 PM

Watermelon is a favorite
Posted By: MelissaAK

Re: Furit Loops - 08/24/08 02:39 AM

Are the toucans still hanging around? I know this is an old post but I came across it and was curious.
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