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

Look Who’s Sitting in the Tree!

 

Out for a walk and who should I find but Mr. Blue Heron, flying off in a hurry to get away from me!

Hah! I thought….I’ll get you!

And I did….

Some quite nice photos and a couple that I decided would make interesting ‘playing about with’ photos!

See what you think!

You can't hide from me!

You can’t hide from me!

A little closer...

A little closer…

How kind to give me your right side profile!

How kind to give me your right side profile!

And now your left side profile...Lovely!

And now your left side profile…Lovely!

Ooooh!

Ooooh!

And oooh again!

And oooh again!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Keep Your Hair On (Heron-Get it?))- Part Two

So today is the day to meet Blair the Blue Heron. First spotted along the canal just after I saw Gregory the Grey Heron (see yesterday’s post!).

Here he is….

Oh how long will you stay still Blair?

Oh how long will you stay still Blair?

 

He did stay there for a few more minutes….

Just a little closer....

Just a little closer….

 

It didn’t take Blair long to think he’d had enough and off he flew.

But three cheers for the press and take loads of photos in swift succession setting on my camera…..

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Is it just me or is Blair trying to form letters with his wings and perhaps send us a message?

Maybe not!

But he did stop a little further on and pose in a beautiful manner and if you look hard you can see the strange hairy feathery bits on his back that made Gregory the Grey Heron rather jealous yesterday!

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"Oh blimey she's still there!" said Blair somewhat wearily!"Time to leave!"

“Oh blimey she’s still there!” said Blair somewhat wearily!
“Time to leave!”

And that's Blair on his way!

And that’s Blair on his way!

 

Aren’t I lucky living where I do with all this on my doorstep!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Keep Your Hair On (Heron…get it?)-Part One

What a lovely place to walk-Marsworth/Tring reservoir…..

Whatever could be lurking within these reeds?

Whatever could be lurking within these reeds?

 

"Nehhh," moaned Grey the Grey Heron to no-one in particular and anyone who would listen, "My life hasn't gone as I would have liked it....pah! When I think of Blair Blue Heron and his life....nyargghhh...it makes my neck retract and my eyes hard!"

“Nehhh,” moaned Gregory the Grey Heron to no-one in particular and anyone who would listen, “My life hasn’t gone as I would have liked it….pah! When I think of Blair Blue Heron and his life….nyargghhh…it makes my neck retract and my eyes hard!”

 

Poor Gregory thinks he’s hard done by!

"What's that over there? Something for my tea? Bet Blair doesn't have my problems with his beautiful beak, long neck and strange and wispy hairy bits down his back!" sniped Gregory.

“What’s that over there? Something for my tea? Bet Blair doesn’t have my problems with his beautiful beak, long neck and strange and wispy hairy bits down his back!” sniped Gregory.

 

When will we meet Blair?

"Hmpf...nothing to eat there after all!" said Gregory!

“Hmpf…nothing to eat there after all!” said Gregory!

 

Oh dear, I think we need some blessed relief from Gregory….

"I am your blessed relief!" quacked Tessa the Tufted Duck who remembered Adrienne well! For those of you who don't know Adrienne, sadly it's your loss!

“I am your blessed relief!” quacked Tessa the Tufted Duck who remembered Adrienne well! For those of you who don’t know Adrienne, sadly it’s your loss!

 

"I'm wondering whether the plum burgundy I used for my hair is very flattering?" questioned Tessa.

“I’m wondering whether the plum burgundy I used for my feathers is very flattering?” questioned Tessa.

 

Meanwhile Gregory still felt great resentment towards Blair who we will not meet til tomorrow at the scheduled release of my Friday post!

"I'm off then!" said Gregory!

“I’m off then!” said Gregory!

 

That’s All!

See Ya xx