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First day at Finca Estrella

What a wonderful place! Finca Estrella, in the foothills above the southern Pâcific Coast of Costa Rica is not so easy to find, but if you head for the tiny villages  of Conte and then Cuervito, some distance south of Golfito and still inland on the road towards the surfing hotspot of Pavones, you will surely find it. 396 more words

Expeditions And Counts

A masterpiece of locomotion.

The Weekly Photo Challenge is Masterpiece.

A hovering male Ruby-throated Hummingbird sticking its tongue out at the photographer.


Hummingbird don’t fly away...

Ruby-throated hummingbird
with glitter down your back
acrobat of the skies
able to hover in place
fly backwards
flight speed to 30mph
heart beat up to… 10 more words


53 Beats

A ruby-throated hummingbird can flap its wings at about 53 beats per second, which makes photographing them a bit of a challenge, even at very high shutter speeds.  74 more words


September Hummingbirds

I watched for them all summer. I heard the hum of their wings as they hurried from one flower to another. They out-paced my camera until the second Sunday in September. 148 more words


Ruby-throated hummingbird and Gray-cheeked Thrush at Las Brisas

The latest expedition to Las Brisas in Limón Province brought a plethora of birds. Core species again were the three migrants, Bay-breasted Warbler, Swainson’s Thrush and Red-eyed Vireo… 260 more words

Expeditions And Counts