Mar 4 2009
adult
On Sanibel Island, in the JN Darling Reserve there was more than shorebirds. The vireo was on one of the walking trails.
Dec 19 2009
Mar 4 2009
female
On Sanibel Island, the JN Darling Nat. Wildlife Refuge takes up a sizable fraction of the island. The Ding Darling Drive is a great way to see shore birds. The merganser was in one of the larger lagoons.
Dec 19 2009
Mar 5 2009
adult
A rare occasion where the Barred Owl appeared near the boardwalk of the Corkscrew Swamp. He was too close for my 400mm that I was shooting with. I had to switch to the 100-400mm.
Dec 19 2009
Mar 5 2009
adult
The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is always a great place to visit. Most of the attention was to the watery swamp on one side of the boardwalk. Yet there was often activity behind us. This wren is a case in point.
Dec 19 2009
Sep 19 2009
captive
This pair is a real favorite with children. It is from a bird center in St Jude, outside of St Hyacinthe.
Fr.: Petite nyctale
Dec 18 2009
Dec 30 2008
adult
We saw a lot of Toucanets around Monteverde, but always amongst the branches, without a clear view.
A bit of an exception here.
Dec 18 2009
Dec 27 2008
adult
The B-G Tanager again and the fruit he was feeding on in Monteverde. This shot shows a bit more feather details.
Dec 18 2009
Dec 27 2008
adult
A pretty bird to photograph, and he wasn't about to forgo the fruit on that shrub just because of me.
Taken in Monteverde.
Dec 18 2009
Dec 25 2008
adult
Amongst the first few birds photographed in Costa Rica. He was near the restaurant, probably used to handouts, hence people.
Dec 18 2009
Dec 25 2008
adult
Looking towards Arenal volcano in the mist and rain, we had our first view of this bird. Quite the pose on his part. Judging from the number of our sightings it seems fairly common.
Dec 16 2009