We are down at the Pacific coast. It is hot and humid. This morning we walked in forest . Loads more birds and our first sloth.
When we got back to the bus our driver had bought fresh pineapple and mango – delicious.
When I got back to my room there were 2 1m lizards sat by my door. The top right hand corner of the picture is the door.
Boat trip this pm. Four kingfishers, lots of egrets and herons. The hawk was sat on a stump in the river.
Black and white Owl
Black-crowned night heron
Juvenile Black Hawk
Over 120 species today.
Move to Pacific coast – birding as we go.
Some great birds and monkeys on the way. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is spectacular. Oops Fork-tailed Flycatcher. The monkey is on a rope bridge over a major road. They are put there by the government for wildlife.
We are now at the coast and it is hot. Boat trip tomorrow.
Spent in the hills around our hotel and at a nearby site. Weather cold first thing but pleasant.
Lots of hummingbirds. You could spend all day watching the feeders. The hummingbird nest from yesterday was occupied – mum and baby.
The star bird is the Resplendent Quetzal. Great birds but hard to photograph.
The Collared Redstart is very attractive.
Other wildlife is available.
We arrived safely on Sunday night and were in the hotel garden at 6 am today.
Clay-coloured Robin is the National bird of Costa Rica. Not an exciting bird.
After breakfast we headed south to the cloud forest 3500 m up.
At the lodge where we are staying there are lots of hummingbird feeders and dozens of hummingbirds.
This hummingbird nest is no more than 3-4 cm across. You can just make out the baby bird.
On or afternoon walk we came across this Emerald Toucanet. We saw many birds – too many to mention here.
Here are a couple of photos from Burton Mere:
and a Short-eared Owl at Parkgate
There has been a small flock of Waxwings outside the Designer Outlet for a couple of days.
Trying out the new camera.
Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Goldeneye drake, Gadwall – asleep, Marsh Harrier @ 300m!
A male Sparrowhawk caught a Starling in the garden. He then spent over 40 minutes sat by the fence consuming his meal.
The Green Woodpecker who has been visiting our garden off and on for several weeks was back again today.
This is a replacement for my old blog which I will move here over time.