Sunday, April 24, 2016

Back in Costa Rica!


We woke up in beautiful Costa Rica!  Well, because we flew here last night.  But we landed after dark, so our first really good look at the country was in the morning sun.  Out the airport hotel window at a blue-grey tanager by the pool area!  What a great beginning!

We had a good breakfast and started the long ride to the hotel, stopping at crocodile bridge and at someone's yard where these macaws were chowing down.

scarlet macaw

Then on the way in to the hotel we also saw one squirrel monkey and some aracari, and then headed to our room.  WOW!  What an incredible room!  I mean, the room is exactly as expected (we've been here before) but the balcony - it's *so* *incredible*!!!  While I was exploring it, our friends came out onto their balcony so we were chatting.  And I happened to notice we had company!

sloth

This was getting better and better!

video


I did spend a couple of hours on the balcony while Jack napped, and had my first look at this yellow warbler who was a regular.
yellow warbler

And got to see these honey creepers, who we didn't see here again.

What a joy to be back!

red-legged honey creeper






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