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Costa Rice Day 41

16th February 2022

Band-throated Hermit

The rat in the kitchen from last night was a Rainforest Rat and it apparently just sat in the box looking at its surroundings that’s it’s use to as it’s a regular visitor with Giant Swimming Toads.  With no breakfast, I took the north Banana trail to the Gottogo Lookout point just before 06.00. It’s takes about forty five minutes to get up there at 2500ft high but I made it in record time. For being the slowest at four hours! As I had no wifi and could only charge my laptop until the fifth day of being at the hostel, I’m goin to write the day at some pace. This is so I catch up with the present day instead of lagging behind

A quick look at the garden before I hit the road and In the tallest tree was a male Turquoise Cotinga followed by 2 noisy Black-bellied and Riverside Wren, only one of the former species showing very well. A Western Pewee I could only identify by call, thanks to the Ebird app on hand. In the next two hours of note, there were single Black-stripped, Long-tailed and Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Plain Xenops, Blue-black Grosbeak, Black-tailed Flycatcher,  Chiriquii Foliage-cleaner, Swainson’s Thrush, Grey-headed Tanager, 4 Paretic Flycatcher and up to 6 Orange-billed Sparrow. Good numbers of Dot-winged Antwren, Chestnut-backed Antbird and Black-hooded Antshrike. 5 Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager moved through and yank warblers and vireos were also present. I counted up to seven species of hummingbird including, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, White-necked Jacobin, Purple-crowned Fairy, Band-throated Barbthroat and up to 3 Long-tailed Hermit. And on a nest on the way down, just a few minutes from the garden, a Long-billed Starthroat.

Western Pewee

Chiriquii Foliage-cleaner

Black-cheeked Ant-tanager

Discovered this Long-billed Starthroat on a nest

Looking south from Gottogo Lookout over the Golfo Dulce Rainforest Reserve towards Corcovado National Park

Mid-afternoon, I took Banana trail again but just a few minutes from the digs to a outlook viewing towards the east over the rainforest to the sea for raptors. I gave it an hour but it kicked off in the first twenty minutes with only the vultures only passing through after that. 2 Swallow-tailed Kite were followed by a White, Red-tailed Hawk and up to 3 King Vulture. Also in the same airspace were some 100 White-collard Swift with less numbers of Costa Rican Swift.

I returned to garden less than an hour before dark and it was alive with birds. The Wattled Bellbird could be heard again on and off to the south of the forest. It was while taking pics of the jacamars that an Orange-collard Manakin showed up but by now the light was fading fast with it already overcast. There were also 2 Bay-headed Tanager, 3 Riverside Wren, a male Blue-ground Dove and my first Lesson’s Motmot after my last one over a month ago in Monteverde. A male Baird’s Trogon was followed by the two I had earlier while out on the trails and the usual honeycreepers and yank warblers were in the tall flowering tree by the toilets.

White Hawk

Male Orange-collared Manakin in the garden very briefly

Baird’s Trogon

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I love to throw sticks at trees! I also can’t get enough of music! I also blog about my observations on Scilly and wherever I go around the world and what’s sometimes on my mind. I’ve visited over 30 countries and some more times than once. I’ve worked and volunteered in Nepal, USA, Peru, Gambia, Costa Rica, 3x Australia, and refugee camps in Palestine The profile image is one I took while in Palestine of a brave Israeli holding high the Palestinian flag in front of the Israeli Offensive Forces during protests in Belin

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