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pacific screech owl

Came home in the dark to find a pair of Pacific Screech Owls perched on the gate.

turquoise-browed motmot

turquoise-browed motmot

 

Woke up to a pair of motmots in the same position.

scrub euphona

scrub euphona

My sister spotted 3 more bird species in our front yard.  That’s 27 identified over five mornings.

scrub euphona

scrub euphona

nutting's flycatcher

nutting’s flycatcher

nutting's flycatcher

nutting’s flycatcher

masked tityra

masked tityra

masked tityra

masked tityra

masked tityra

masked tityra

collared aracari

collared aracari

collared aracari

collared aracari

collared aracari

collared aracari

parrots fill the tree

parrots fill the tree

barred antshrike

barred antshrike

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

unidentified

unidentified

Can anyone help us identify the birds we couldn’t?

unidentified

unidentified

unidentified

unidentified

unidentified

unidentified

unidentified

unidentified

unidentified

unidentified

red-billed pigeon

red-billed pigeon

red-billed pigeon

red-billed pigeon

nutting's flycatcher

nutting’s flycatcher

nutting's flycatcher

nutting’s flycatcher

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

groove-billed ani

groove-billed ani collecting nest materials

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turquoise-browed motmot

turquoise-browed motmot

My sister is staying with us this week at Casa el Gecko in Playa Samara, Costa Rica.  She is a devoted bird watcher and a talented photographer.  I thought I would share the benefits of her endeavors with you.  She spotted all of these birds on her first morning here, 13 species.  I’ll post more in the next few days. She captured new species each morning at 6:00 am, sitting in the garden, not 20 yards from Casa Mango and Casa Papaya.

turquoise-browed motmot

turquoise-browed motmot

b1- turquoise browed motmot 5

turquoise-browed motmot

turquoise-browed motmot

turquoise-browed motmot

white-fronted parrot

white-fronted parrot

white-fronted parrot

white-fronted parrot

white-fronted parrot

white-fronted parrot

b1- streak-backed oriole 4

streak-backed oriole

b1- streak-backed oriole 2

streak-backed oriole

ruby-throated hummingbird

ruby-throated hummingbird

ruby-throated hummingbird

ruby-throated hummingbird

red-beaked pigeon

red-beaked pigeon

magpie jay

magpie jay

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

long-tailed manakin

hoffman's woodpecker

hoffman’s woodpecker

You can see that many of the birds are seen in pairs.  It’s mating season in Costa Rica.

hoffman's woodpecker

hoffman’s woodpecker

hoffman's woodpecker

hoffman’s woodpecker

groove-billed ani

groove-billed ani

great kiskadee

great kiskadee

great kiskadee

great kiskadee

great kiskadee

great kiskadee

rufous-tailed hummingbird

rufous-tailed hummingbird

rufous-tailed hummingbird

rufous-tailed hummingbird

cinnamon hummingbird

cinnamon hummingbird

cinnamon hummingbird

cinnamon hummingbird

black-headed trogon

black-headed trogon

black-headed trogon

black-headed trogon

bg tanager 2

I didn’t have my camera with me when I saw some Blue Grey Tanagers while horseback riding on Sunday.

bg tanager 1

So these are not my photos.  But they were identifiable by the brilliant Copen Blue across their wings and back.

bg tanager 3

The birds were foraging on bushes in the low land pasture about a kilometer from the beach.