Just started seeing the Streak-backed Orioles this week here at the beach in Costa Rica. He’s the first one each morning to stop in our bamboo, just after sunrise – hence the poor light.
But he’s getting bold enough to visit our deck railing where we recycle our dog fur from the curry comb for nest building. .
Say that three times fast and you’ll begin to know what it sounds like around the house at dusk these days.
I think the Chacalacas are mating, although I can’t explain the menage a trois.
15 September is Costa Rica Independence Day.
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.
Unfortunately, this Costa Rican vehicle has no windshield on which to fix the inspection sticker.
We Samarenos gathered on the beach Sat. afternoon to say goodbye to our good friend Joe Potrebenko, who was killed last week in his home in Panama.
We wrote our messages of love and grief for Joe on paper boats. We sent our courage and strength to his wife, Betsy, and her mother Lorraine.
“I couldn’t come yesterday because a Boa ate my cat.”
Finally, the half speed bump just southeast of Samara has been removed. Many in the community wanted a speed bump near this intersection but half a speed bump is more dangerous than no speed bump. Finally, after nearly 2 years, we have a resolution.