Two Lessons Motmots (eBird link) were in my Higueron, Ficus, or “Strangler Fig Tree” the other day, the first I’ve seen in my yard since one on June 6, so maybe that means they are starting to return. As you can see, these two were very difficult to photograph before they flew off, with this tree having more limbs and leaves to hide behind than my Cecropia! And I got only one shot showing the long tail with a pendant on the end. But I was still excited to have them here again! See my GALLERY of Lessons Motmots in Costa Rica I’ve photographed all over Costa Rica since moving here in 2014.
Below is another shot of this bird and a couple of shots of the other one . . .
Motmot #2 . . .
“What I saw was just one eye
In the dawn as I was going:
A bird can carry all the sky
In that little button glowing.
Never in my life I went― Harold Monro
So deep into the firmament.”