Costa Rica!!

We have just got back from Costa Rica, a holiday of different weathers, temperatures and birds!

Our first stop was Tortuguero, which is a National Park and the hotel we stayed at was only accessible by boat!

This little chap was everywhere-he’s a social flycatcher.
This is a Little Blue Heron sitting quietly waiting for some unsuspecting fish….

Whilst we were in Tortuguero it was very hot and fairly wet. The next picture is at about 5.45am and the weather is both sunny and rainy, though we had just had a downpour!

We were on an early morning boat safari……

This beauty is a Bare Throated Tiger Heron.
This one looks rather like a cormorant but is an Anhinga.

So that’s a just a few of the first birds we encountered in Costa Rica….more to come!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic

This week the theme is Magic and we have to share photos that brought a little magic to us!

Whilst out walking this weekend I thought I saw a very strange coloured bird-sort of bright green- and then a most unusual screech-not one I could identify with the bird life in Buckinghamshire UK!

As I got nearer I noticed there were bird boxes, about the same size as a beehive, which were obviously home to whatever these birds were. Then from out of nowhere a flock of bright green parakeets swooped overhead and a flew into a large nearby tree!

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This sight certainly brought a little magic to my Saturday afternoon!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

There’s a whole lot of Admiration going on in the bird world…….

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Here’s Charlie Chaffinch watching Renée Robin in admiration of his beautiful red breast…..

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Meanwhile Renée Robin is watching Rita Wren and her beautiful petite form with equal admiration!

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Mind you….Rita Wren thinks, “How I admire the beautiful colours on Gareth Goldfinch!” whilst gently sighing!

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Gareth Goldfinch is no stranger to admiration as he watches Lady Blackcap perched so high and yet so delicately in the branches of the next tree!

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Lady Blackcap, rather like me, cannot resist secretly watching Renée Robin’s brother Ralph who has found the perfect pose in the next tree!

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Ralph Robin is in his own world!

But look……some others who have deep admiration for all these birds……..

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After all, pigs might fly but sheep can’t!

For other possibly more sensible takes on admiration, click on the link at the top of this blog!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

The challenge this week is to share photos with the theme of Future.

This I will do!

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Grady O’ Grebe looked at his reflection and resolved to use a different hairdresser in the future!

 

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Yehudi Yellowhammer resolved to wear a vest in the future on these bright yet chilly Spring mornings-plumping up his feathers just wasn’t doing it for him!

That’s All!

See Ya xx