Costa Rica is in the middle of a drought, like just about everyone else on the Pacific Coast, but there is still some good news in the natural world.
The Olive Ridley turtles appear to be getting stronger. On our morning walk on Carrillo Beach this morning, just 4 km from Casa Mango and Casa Papaya, we encountered a hatch.
Our owls are back, hanging out in the bamboo near the house. Last year there were three but maybe the juvenile grew up.
We think these are Pacific Screech owls. Any confirmation?
Damn that auto flash!
What I love about Costa Rica: If you can beat the ants, there is free food lying in the ditch beside the road. Today we made breakfast while walking the dog. This mango was perfect.
“I couldn’t come yesterday because a Boa ate my cat.”
Albeit, brief, the rain was welcome relief today. Maybe there’s more to come. The skies still look pretty dark.
Look who visited Aqua-yoga class today – a Bare-throated Tiger -Heron. Although this is not my photo, the bird looked just like this, topping out at 30 inches. They’re common on both coasts of Costa Rica. Today’s sighing was just 10 kilometers from Casa Mango and Casa Papaya.
We spotted these turtle tracks on Carrillo Beach yesterday morning.
The wide spacing between the fins suggests a very large nesting female,
probably a rare and endangered Leatherback Turtle rather than our more common Olive Ridley. Comments?