In the morning of 20 March 2014 at Arenal observatory in Costa Rica, there were not only woodpeckers and bananaquits, but also, like at many other places in Costa Rica, hummingbirds. Eg, this brown violet-ear.
Also, a palm tanager.
The feeders attracted brown jays as well.
Two laughing falcons flying past.
A male green honeycreeper.
And a golden-hooded tanager.
It stops raining. We walk around.
A garden emerald hummingbird sitting on a bush; then, flying.
A house wren on the ground.
A white-necked jacobin hummingbird.
After that small bird, a bigger one: a keel-billed toucan; the second biggest toucan species of Costa Rica.
A hepatic tanager.
White-collared swifts flying above the lake. Though this is a big species for a swift, they were still too small and too far away to show on the photo.
A turkey vulture flying.
We started this blog post with a hummingbird. And now we finish it with another one: a rufous-tailed hummingbird.
Stay tuned, as there will be more about Costa Rica on 20 March 2014.