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Summer is here in Samara/Carrillo with the return of the shore birds. As we started our morning beach walk at the estuary, we were greeted by six birds fishing together. Then further down the beach a Hawk. At the harbor, a Brown Pelican and a gull shared a rocky overlook. None of these are …
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. .
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!
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.
The Tico/spanish name for the Oriole is “Bolsero” meaning “bag maker”. When I saw a nest recently in Palo Verde National Park, I understood why. The nests hang out over the road – I suppose that clear air space is insurance against egg theft from predators.
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