We made it to Costa Rica today - yay!!!! :-) Yes, overnight in Miami sucked, but I was able to rearrange everything and we got picked up at the airport by Lost Iguana and Steve & Beth. Then came the long ride to the resort, with poor Jack getting sicker with each passing mile. On the way we stopped for lunch and I found a kiskadee nest with a parent attending to chicks! :-)
|great kiskadee flying with berries to nest|
|female Passerini's tanager attacking spider web with gusto|
|female rose-breasted grosbeak|
The was an old dead tree that had two nests in it - one for black-cheeked woodpeckers, on for long-tailed flycatchers. At first I didn't realize they were long-tailed, I thought they were carrying something. Nope, those ridiculous things are attached! Hahahaha - awesome! As I was watching them and assessing the situation I heard what could have been some sort of lawn mower behind me, and turned around to see..... a hummingbird just a couple of feet away, ignoring me and going to town on this flower. Well hello to you too! I was just in heaven.
|barred antshrike apparently hearing something interesting|
|barred antshrike with crest raised|
I also saw a bananaquit and a black-cowled oriole. I'm so sad about the camera settings, but I did see most of these birds again. Except for taking care of poor Jack, it was a great first day here.