Birds of Costa Rica Category

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Snapped this beauty while in Costa Rica. The rufous-tailed hummingbird was about the size of my thumb and was fairly abundant.  It was the hummingbird I saw the most often while in Costa Rica. Texture by Distressed Textures Advertisements

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Flight of the Starlings

This batch of Starlings took off in flight from a little patch of green near the wall while I was strolling around Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland. I got one shot off and used a texture by Distressed Textures to add some drama to it. Hope you all like it!

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Blue-gray Tanager

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 […]

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Cormorants

Is there a bird with a more beautiful eye? Last weekend Lita and I spent a full day of birding at Green Cay, Wakodahatchee and Loxahatchee. AT the end of the day we were back at Wakodahatchee to practice our panning shots on the cormorants. I feel so out of practice with panning! No new […]

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The Dawn Chorus

If you have ever paid attention to the sunrise, you will know that with the revealing of light comes the most beautifully composed piece of music, the Dawn Chorus. If you have not paid attention before, I invite you to rise a bit before the sun this weekend, go sit outside on your porch or […]

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Lineated Woodpecker

Not the steadiest hand, but check out how fast this Lineated Woodpecker I spotted in Costa Rica picks ants off the palm tree:  

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Strange Dreams

I dream every night. I dream in color and I am always participatory in my dreams, like I am in real life, seeing things going on around me from my perspective. I am almost always adventuring in my dreams. And I dream of birds. Not birds that actually exist, but made-up birds. My subconscious is […]

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