Saturday, 25 February 2017

Costa Rica sightings update for the last few days

The last few days has been busy with ticks found every day.  A visit to the Rincon Rain Forest was well worth it with many great speciality birds seen.  Better still there was no rain as the cloud was well above the volcano. Perfect, though humidity is still very high. Top birds were Long-tailed Manikin, the Jurassic looking Crested Guan and Great Curassow, the intriguingly named Masked Tityra, several hummers including the stunning Blue-throated Goldentail, Lesser Greenlet, male Kentucky Warbler (a first for me) and perhaps the best of all was a Keel-billed Toucan.  Today we also found a pair of Pale-billed Woodpeckers and Boat-billed Kiskadee.  Sadly I couldn't get images of them all as tropical rainforest birding is tricky, let alone papping.

Coppery-headed Emerald

Green Violetear visiting a nectar feeder

Green-crowned Brilliant

Male Streak-backed Oriole

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