Category Archives: Nature

Heron Grabs and Swallows a Trout

Watch as this Great blue heron spots a rainbow trout, grabs it and then takes a short walk before swallowing it. Continue reading

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Cranes at the Historic Los Luceros

The drive into the property first passed through an apple orchard, with the fruit still on the trees. Eating the now fermenting apples were starlings and Lewis woodpeckers, and I stopped to photograph the latter. Continue reading

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Costa Rica Birding South, Part 4

We stopped at Restaurante La Georgina, at 10,000′, to see what hummingbirds were in attendance at their feeders. Continue reading

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Costa Rica Birding South, Part 3

Our next destination was the Las Cruces Field Station/Wilson Botanical Garden. What a great place! The Botanical Garden was a delight. But what about the birds!?! A fruit feeder on the deck of the dining hall building attracted many birds. … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Birding South, Part 2

The next morning we were greeted by the curassows, who own the grounds. The black bird is the male. Continue reading

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Costa Rica Birding South, Part 1

A year ago, Kathy and I took a Road Scholar birding trip to Ecuador. It was fabulous! So, we decided we should do a similar trip this fall, and chose Road Scholar’s Costa Rica South offering. It was subtitled: Motmots … Continue reading

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A Special October Evening, 10-24-18

It rained all night, and then all day. As the sun set, the rain began to let up, producing what I call the “yellow light” and a rainbow. What makes the yellow light that one sees only in these conditions? … Continue reading

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