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








Green Lizard









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.


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