On my 55th birthday, I crossed "photographing the birds of Costa Rica" off my bucket list.
A Stroll Through The Property of Tortuga Lodge
There was plenty to photograph within the beautiful Tortuga property.
This is one of my favourite shots.
The bird above (and below) is a Montezuma Oropendola.
They were loud and continually active.
I have some shots of their unusual nest in the river section.
A Walking Tree grows new roots
based on where the sun is coming from.
A wood carving in process.
This swallow hung around the dock.
and the restaurant.
There were plenty of BIG spider webs.
And plenty of birds to eat them up.
Here a great kiskadee hangs out amidst some berries.
The lighting was not conducive
to hummingbird photos.
But I did manage to capture this one.
Note the curved bill.
I think it to be
a hermit hummingbird
long billed or stripe throated.
Little Blue Heron
At one point I looked up and caught what looked like a taro dactyl fly by.
It was a magnificent frigate bird.
I spy a Baltimore Oriole.
Another fabulous day
behind the camera
in a magical wonderland.
It doesn't get better than this.