I had some tough choices to show only 5 more birds, but that is best for now and I will maybe skip a day while I go through other photos for some future posts from Maquenque. Then I will get back to blogs about our tranquil little farm town of Atenas. 🙂
These 4 species of birds were finding their breakfast as I ate mine on the patio of Hotel Banana Azul in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica this morning. How fortunate I am to live and travel in such a beautiful, peaceful little country! ¡Pura Vida!
Breakfast at Banana Azul
Gardens Full of Flowers!
Male Scarlet-rumped Tanager
Female Scarlet-rumped Tanager
Common Black Hawk
“The sky’s gone blue: azure, the ocean bluer: cerulean, the trees are swirls of every hella freaking green on earth and bright thick eggy yellow is spilling over everything.”
― Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun
These are the most beautiful little birds and I think this is some of my better shots yet of some of them, especially the Red-legged Honeycreeper & that Blue Dacnis with both shots being made at a cultural stop on our Rio San Carlos boat trip at a small farm which was a joy in addition to these two photos, relating to a simple small farm family. 🙂 Pura vida.
Palm Tanager In my cecropia or yagrumo Tree These first two shots were made at lunch today on my terrace while the weaker 3rd photo made at breakfast yesterday was almost my only shot! When you keep trying there will be a better shot eventually! Hopefully!
Palm Tanager In my terrace cecropia or yagrumo tree. Different shots show different aspects of a bird.
Palm Tanager Makes a Good Landing! I love to catch a bird landing or taking off! These are on my terrace rail at breakfast. Not best light for photo. I make my identification with app and 2 books, my best call, not 100%! Made the day before the top two shots. Click for larger image.
This is in the family of the more common Blue-gray Tanager that I’ve photographed many times and the book says has a similar song. This is my first time to photograph these guys.