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Costa Rica Day 46

21st February 2022

This Pale-billed Woodpecker showed well on the Cicque Trail

Not a bad day at all with quite a few new species added. The only trail I did this morning was the Cicque Trail. Northern Bentbill were very vocal with at least four individuals and also up to 3 Rufous Mourner and I got my first snake since arriving at Bolita. Where the trail is in shade when entering the primary from the secondary forest, I also heard 2 Scaley-breasted Leaftosser and up to 3 Scaley-breasted Wren and a male Red-capped Manakin. It was also in this area that I got onto two woodcreepers with my naked eye and immediately identified them as both Brown-billed Scythebill by the long curved bills. Ideal! A few minutes away, while standing in the stream, a corking male Crowned Woodnymph showed superbly at very close range as it dipped itself in the water to take a bath in mid-flight. It perched only a meter away and preened for a short time before buzzing off. However, not enough time for me to change the settings on my camera deep down in the dark valley.

There were up to 4 Northern Bentbill on the trail

And also up to 3 Rufous Mourner

This Brown-billed Scythebill showed well

My first snake I’ve seen while I’ve been here while others are seeing snakes all the time including at the hostel itself when I’m away in the field. No idea what species of snake this is

So many stunning butterflies everywhere including this one

One of the male Anole sp displaying

Returning home and I noticed a Eye-ringed Flatbill in the canopy and a delightful Golden-crowned Spadebill showed very well on the trail followed by a Long-tailed Hermit. It was while observing a Scaly-breasted Leaftosser on the deck that a dove got up nearby and immediately came back down. I was hoping that it was a Quail Dove and it was. A Ruddy Quail Dove but it spent most of it’s time out of sight. Another two new species, after the scythebill, dove and hummingbird, were 2 Blue-headed Parrot east overhead and as I almost reached the kitchen of the hostel, I couldn’t believe my luck, out in the open just off the trail was a Little Tinamou. It soon moved off into the undergrowth where I lost it. After hearing them all over the shop, every day since the first day that I arrived, including three individuals yesterday, I finally got to see this very secretive gamebird. And like the spadebill earlier, I had no idea that they were so small in size. It was while waiting and hoping that the tinamou might venture out again, that a female Dusky Antwren showed well very briefly. While in the trees above, the daily visit of one of the male Turquoise Cotinga showed up.

What a name Eye-ringed Flatbill

When this little bueaty turned up in front of me, Golden-crowned Spadebill, I had no idea how tiny it was. It appeared smaller than a Goldcrest

Long-tailed Hermit

I could only get record shots of the Ruddy Quail Dove

A very common bird in the area is this Tropical Gnatcatcher. This individual collecting nesting material.

One of the Turquoise Continga making the daily visit to the garden

After dinner I made my ways up to the lookout only a few minutes walk away from the digs, to scan for raptors. As a result I scored with , Swallow-tailed Kite, 2 King Vulture, Bicoloured Hawk and Ornate Hawk Eagle. An hour later and I decided to try the garden and was rewarded with a Red-rumped Cacique, Golden-napped woodpecker and a Red-crowned Ant-tanager. And what should pop up in front of me, a male Red-capped Manakin.

On the edge of the garden was this Red-rumped Cacique

And in the garden was this female Red-crowned Ant-tanager

Golden-napped Woodpecker

And also this cracking male Red-capped Manakin

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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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