Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chasing game

The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler.  Soon these amazing birds will be on their way. I have been lucky to have spent a lot of time this summer watching and photographing them, something I never get tired of doing.  We had about 5 hummers around on a regular basis for the last month or so and they never seemed to get to sit still very long before one came to chase it.  I cannot tell you how many times while going outside onto the deck, they were less than inches away from our heads! So cool!

This image above was taken just after the sun had come up.  Look at those tail feathers!

Love watching all the displaying going on.

I noticed that even though the hibiscus flower had just closed, the hummingbird seemed to drink from the base of the blossom. I saw this happen a few times.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Through my eyes.....3

Green-crowned Brilliant
Violet Sabrewing
normal pose....
White-throated Magpie-Jay
Golden-hooded Tanager
Morning meeting spot for a little bit of birding before breakfast, 2 night stay
Keel-billed Toucan
Very large and beautiful wasp nests
Green Iguana
single orchid 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Through my eyes.....2

Blue-crowned Motmot
Up in the canopy

Groove-billed Ani

Tiny Orchids off a tree trunk

Squirrel Cuckoo

Montezuma Oropendola

Amazing Oropendola nests

Broad-billed Motmot

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Through my eyes......

Rufous-naped wren
Masked Tityra
young hummingbird looking to be fed 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Time has passed too quickly

It has been some time since I returned from Costa Rica.  I have "just" about finished processing all my photos and will be sharing them with you, finally!  One reason it has taken so long is that springtime, here in Massachusetts, is such a short time period so when it was nice outside for birding, photography, gardening than that is where I would be. 

I have decided not to take the time and write about all the details of my trip but to just post the photos with identification of the birds and locations.  I believe the photos will do a much better job telling my story than my terrible writing skills. Thanks to our absolutely incredible guide, Ernesto Carman, from Costa Rica Getaway Tours, we saw 340 species of birds during our 10 day trip.  Another trip is planned in 2 years, hopefully with the same wonderful group of new friends.  I hope you enjoy this piece of paradise!

falling Cecropia tree leaf

 Resplendent Quetzal