This is a video about a blue-crowned motmot; recorded in Alajuela in Costa Rica.
After the Escher art in the botanical garden in Heredia, Costa Rica on 30 March 2014, there were, of course, birds.
First, a black vulture flying overhead.
Then, much closer, a blue-crowned motmot. First, on the lawn just before our feet; then in a nearby bush.
Twenty minutes later, at 11:55, two motmots.
A Hoffmann’s woodpecker.
Hours later, at 16:43, a female Baltimore oriole.
This video is from Costa Rica is about a clay-coloured thrush. Called yigüirro, it is the national bird of Costa Rica. It occurs in this garden as well.
A clay-coloured thrush washed itself in a birdbath.
Then, late in the afternoon, two special birds at another birdbath: white-eared ground sparrows. In Costa Rica, they live only in the Central Valley. Because of their skulking habits, and ‘best seen at near … dusk’, many people don’t see them there.
So, a fine end to our last full day in Costa Rica.
Stay tuned for the blog post on our last Costa Rican early morning, 31 March!