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.
Hours later, at 16:43, a female Baltimore oriole.
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!