Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Costa Rica: Zipline day!
Thank you Mr. Mot Mot,
I like you a lot lot
I would like to see you
All day long
You came by in the morning
Without any warning
I've still never heard you
Sing your song
Vaguely goes to the tune of that "picking up the field mice, and boppin' them on the head" song.
Anyway, what a treat to see him again!
I tried to go hiking, and it started raining ~literally~ the moment I stepped out the door. I waited a few minutes and it cleared up, so, off I went! It waited until I got a bit up the road before the skies opened. All I really saw was this hermit thrush. Well, that's not totally true, I saw a mixed flock of 6-8 warblers, a few kinds. It's funny, I would be so excited to see that in NY, and here, I was just like, oh, yeah, whatever.
Starting the tour, we passed a highway of leaf-cutter ants. It was pretty cool! They made a really long trail between a tree that they were taking leaf cutting from, and their nest. Ants were going toward the tree empty and coming back with a leaf cutting. It was hard to see the ants, it just looked like a trail of green leaf parts. :-)
We also saw an agouti but I was too slow to get a picture. Plus I got distracted by the hummingbird taking a bath! I love it here. Sadly, I was also too slow for that hummingbird. However...
Lunch, then across to the beach waiting for our ride. Where I saw.........
There were also a zillion swallows, I have no idea what kind, and the pictures just show vaguely swallow-shaped blurs. :-)