Every morning I was at the Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica, I would get up at sunrise to listen to the dawn chorus. After an hour or so, I would walk over to this banana tree that had a bunch of over-ripe fruit. It attracted the wrens, the blue-crowned motmot (pics of him to come later), various hummingbirds and the blue-gray tanager, which was the bird I was most after to get a picture of. The last time I was there, they would fly off anytime I got close. The second time I had a plan, get up early and go sit on the path and quietly wait for them to show up. They did, but once the camera started clicking, they flew off. I managed to get a few shots that morning and later, as I was heading over to watch the blue-and-white swallows do their sunset dance, I saw one lone blue-gray tanager sharing a bare tree with a tropical kingbird.
You got some great shots, Laura love! I didn’t know they existed. Now that I see how absolutely BEAUTIFUL they are, it’s now become a dream bird for me.