Mangrove swallows, marbled godwit in Costa Rica

Mangrove swallows, 25 March 2014

Still 25 March 2014; still on the Tarcoles river in Costa Rica. All along the river, mangrove swallows flying, or sitting on branches.

Mangrove swallow, 25 March 2014

One mangrove swallow sat down on the boat.

Jacana, 25 March 2014

Northern jacanas wading along the bank.

A great egret.

Black-necked stilt, 25 March 2014

Black-necked stilt.

A green heron.

Another swallow species: barn swallows, which will probably start their spring migration to North America soon.

A ringed kingfisher.

Yellow-headed caracara, 25 March 2014

A yellow-headed caracara lands on the boat. It knows the boat well. Later, it is on the bank, with a great egret.

An osprey flying.

An Amazon kingfisher.

American crocodile, 25 March 2014

On the bank, a not yet really big American crocodile.

Whimbrel on tree trunk, 25 March 2014

A whimbrel on a tree trunk.

Black hawk, 25 March 2014

A mangrove black hawk (or: common black hawk?) in a treetop.

Willet and marbled godwit, 25 March 2014

On a beach, a marbled godwit, a willet and a whimbrel together.

Marbled godwit, 25 March 2014

Another marbled godwit photo.

We were approaching the Tarcoles estuary, where the river water goes into the Pacific ocean. Stay tuned!

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