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A Willet at Tambor Beach, Costa Rica

I believe that this bird is a Willet, a common wading bird in Costa Rica and the surrounding region. It kept a wary eye on me while I was taking pictures of it, but opted to walk (and occasionally, run), to keep a good distance from me instead of flying away. This gave me the opportunity to take plenty of pictures of it.

Willet at Tambor Beach in Costa Rica #1

Willet at Tambor Beach in Costa Rica #1

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Willet at Tambor Beach in Costa Rica #2

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Willet at Tambor Beach in Costa Rica #3

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Willet at Tambor Beach in Costa Rica #4

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Willet at Tambor Beach in Costa Rica #5

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Willet at Tambor Beach in Costa Rica #6

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Willet at Tambor Beach in Costa Rica #7

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Brown Pelicans, Tambor Beach, Costa Rica

These brown pelicans put on a good show for us down at Tambor Beach. Another case where having a good, fast telephoto lens came in handy.

Brown Pelican #1

Brown Pelican #1

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Brown Pelican #2

Brown Pelican #3

Brown Pelican #3

Brown Pelican #4

Brown Pelican #4

Brown Pelican #5

Brown Pelican #5

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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

While I saw other hummingbirds in Costa Rica, only this one stayed still long enough to let me take a picture.

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

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Lineated Woodpecker

Lineated Woodpecker

Lineated Woodpecker

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Female Red-crowned Woodpecker

A female Red-crowned Woodpecker finally seen this morning (definitely heard it long before now!) in the villa grounds at Zumaloft, near Montezuma, Costa Rica.

Female Red-crowned Woodpecker

Female Red-crowned Woodpecker

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Turquoise-browed Motmot

Easily one of the most spectacular birds I photographed while in Costa Rica, this Turquoise-browed Motmot casually let me take a number of pictures of him while he sat and scooped up some berries while sitting on a fence on the Zumaloft grounds.

Turquoise-browed Motmot #1

Turquoise-browed Motmot #1

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Turquoise-browed Motmot #2

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Turquoise-browed Motmot #3

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Turquoise-browed Motmot #4

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Blue-gray Tanager

Turns out it is not just the Fiery-billed Aracaris that like the ripened papayas on the grounds of Zumaloft, but also other birds like this Blue-gray Tanager.

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Blue-gray Tanager #1

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Blue-gray Tanager #2

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Fiery-billed Aracari (Again)

After watching last night’s New Year’s pyrotechnics at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, the family spent the day relaxing and recovering on the ground of Zumalofts. A pair of toucan-related Fiery-billed Aracaris returned again to the ripe papaya tree to gulp down large chunks of the fruit, and putting on a great show. A wonderfully photogenic bird.

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #1

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #1

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Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #2

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Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #3

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #4

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #4

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Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #5

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Robin in the Snow

A small flock of American Robins have stuck around for the winter. It seems odd to see Robins in the snow.

Robin on Branch

Robin on Branch

Robin in Snow

Robin in Snow

Robin Eating a Berry

Robin Eating a Berry

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Backyard Birds During a Light Snowfall

Purple Finch in a Light Snowfall

Purple Finch in a Light Snowfall

Junco on a Branch During a Light Snowfall

Junco on a Branch During a Light Snowfall

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