Thursday, 30 March 2017

Cartago to Guayabo

Left San Jose for the town of Cartago where we visited its old ruins and there Los Angeles Cathedral,the only bird of note was Rufous collared Sparrow.
Paolo our guide was born here so it was a privlige to visit his town.
The rain followed us to Guayabo where Aztec meets Forest here the first Costa Ricans of Aztec /Mayan descent established a small city.
Following the trails we made our way through the forest Brown jays were calling Tityras Cuckoos ,woodpeckers everywhere and the fabulous Keel billed Toucan now named Killbill by party.
At the bottom of the hill the elusive Sun Bittern was an added bonus as we walked amongst the ruins.
The light was poor for good photography but the rain had stopped,just in
time to photograph Montezuma's Oropendola's at there nest site,now that's a mouthful.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Costa Rica in seaerch of Resplendant Quetzal

Do you know the way to San Jose theres a crosswind on landing and then sunshine, our first day took us to Volcan Poas .
We saw Volcano hummingbird but not a good picture to be had it was a bit nippy in shorts as the clouds rolled,lots of tourists here including us, a Yellow thighed finch showed well but not its yellow thighs.
More obliging on route back to the bus was the Sooty Thrush.
After lunch we visited the museum in San Jose,where we saw life in Costa Rica through the ages ,more birds in the surrounding park before leaving.
Parrots were roosting in the park along with the ubiquitous Great Kiskadee's