Saturday, 26 September 2015

More from Costa Rica...

Ochraceous Wren - a little stunner that lives amogst the Epiphytes...

Both the Wren  (yesterday) and this rare Peg-billed Finch today were the recent highlights.

Ruddy-capped Nightingale- Thrushes has been the commonest capture so far
followed by Chestnut-capped Brush-Finches, a mixture of adults and juveniles.
136 residents ringed in Madre Selva in the last 7 days, 37 resident species and only 3 migrants species.
Some of the residents included Hairy Woodpecker
 Black and Yellow Silky-Flycatcher
and more Hummingbirds like this Green Violet-ear
When not busy ringing, maintaining sites and recording birds seen there are plenty of daily chores to do. No refuse collections here so Richard had mastered the art of the incinerator

and lighting the stove!
2 more days in the cool highlands then off to hot and humid Tortuguero for a whole new range of birds

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