A Colorful Visitor Today!

This afternoon I got up from the computer where I was working on my Guayabo bird photos (boring compared to this!), and as I walked across the living room there was a Keel-billed Toucan in my Cecropia Tree! I quickly got my camera and shot through two panes of glass (sliding door open) which was still better than shooting through the screen! 🙂 And the photos aren’t nearly as blurry as I expected! After some rapid shots, I slowly approached the screen as he hopped up the tree, but by the time I was quietly out, he flew away! Oh well, even quick experiences like this in my own house and garden are just a few of the many reasons I enjoy living “Retired in Costa Rica!” ¡Pura vida!

Keel-billed Toucan, My Garden, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica
Keel-billed Toucan, My Garden, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica
Mooning me? Keel-billed Toucan, My Garden, Roca Verde, Atenas, Costa Rica

¡Pura Vida!

See my GALLERY: Costa Rica Keel-billed Toucans

With other shots made in my garden! 🙂

Plus more from all over Costa Rica!


8 Replies to “A Colorful Visitor Today!”

  1. Yes it is Molly! Toucans are just a small part of the joy of living in Costa Rica! 🙂 Be sure to check out my photo galleries for more “Wows!” 🙂

    1. Yes! and Thanks Bonnie! Sometimes I have wished he was the national bird, but then he wouldn’t represent the humble, loving. simple people of Costa Rica as well as the Yigüirro or Clay-colored Thrush who sings in the rains in April and May! 🙂

  2. Fun note. It’s 5:30 am and while I am in the rancho reading your blog and having coffee a toucan is sitting in the tree right next to me . What a treat! ??

    1. Thanks for the note Steve! Just a mild reminder that if I would start getting up earlier again like I used to then I would see even more birds including our beloved toucans! 🙂 I’m still using “my health” and the recovery from cancer treatment as my excuse for my laziness, which is okay for awhile. 🙂 Most of my best photos of birds here in Roca Verde were made in early mornings between 5:30 and 7:00 when they are the most active! Up the hill from you at that “hairpin curve” or switchback has been my “birding hot spot” for the little birds with toucans as much at my house as anywhere. Hope you will continue enjoying your new house!

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