Wren in Garden

Several wrens have been checking out my severely pruned Triquitraque Vines or Flame Vines that I asked the gardeners to cut back and they cut way back! 🙂 Plus all the ground cover around them! Oh well – it will grow back and the vines are already sprouting new growth. But I think it is the open soil and not the sprouts that attract these Rufous-naped Wrens, probably looking for worm or insect food! 🙂 It has always been one of my common or regular birds year around and, though decreased recently, they seem to be returning in greater numbers now. Here’s 4 shots of these birds in their dapper plaid sport jacket! 🙂

Rufous-naped Wren, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Rufous-naped Wren, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Rufous-naped Wren, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Rufous-naped Wren, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

See my Rufous-naped Wren GALLERY or read about them on eBird, another Central America only bird!

¡Pura Vida!

And finally, an answer to our strange weather this year! And my fewer sightings of birds and butterflies! From Tico Times, the online English language weekly newspaper yesterday:

El Niño: The Climate Change Phenomenon Affecting Costa Rica

Their summary: “Climate change is a serious challenge that is affecting Costa Rica and the rest of the world. However, Costa Rica is taking steps to adapt to these challenges and build a more sustainable future. By investing in renewable energy, improving water management, and promoting sustainable agriculture, Costa Rica is showing the world that it is possible to adapt to climate change and build a more resilient future.”

And yes, that sounds like a typical government response, painting a rosy picture (and they are doing more than most governments!), but it still has not immediately returned the quantity of birds and butterflies I was used to! Yet, overall, Costa Rica is moving in the right direction on climate change! 🙂 And when I go to the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge in September, I will expect to see more wildlife, especially since it is on the Caribbean side where they are getting more rain right now! 🙂 ¡Pura vida! ~Charlie

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