First was this seven inch male Green Kingfisher, one of three kingfisher species caught and of five species seen in the lowlands. Tennessee Warbler and Thick-billed Seedfinch the other two new species.
We haven't really mentioned flycatchers, and Costa Rica has over 70 species, we caught 14 of them !
This Great Kiskadee was rather smart..
- To be invited on a 3 hour pelagic was great and some close up views of Brown Boobies and other seabirds, this a Royal Tern resting on drifting wood.
More on turtles when Wendy is home...we did spend four hours one night with the turtles - quite amazing....and....a stunning photo of a female Green Turtle returning to sea after egg laying with a few words by Ralph - our "Turtle Man"
"The raw beauty of Tortuguero is unmatched by any other place I have ever been. If you are looking for white sand beaches where you can sit under shade and sip a cocktail with a miniature umbrella, it may be best to skip Tortuguero. But, if you are looking to quench that desire to feel alive, I believe this may be your place."
Ralph Pace, Field Research Co-ordinator
At our next location in the Highlands at 2400m, we guess we may have poor internet service, here is the link to our previous visit last November ...
...a taste of...Madre Selva