Friday, December 5, 2014

Pacific Cloud Forest in Costa Rica

Cloud Forest
I am getting to feel sad as we are coming to the end of the trip to Costa Rica.  This blog will talk about day 8 and 9 of the trip.  We're still up in the Pacific cloud forest and photographing not only the birds but Savegre River.  The Savegre River begins in the Talamanca mountain range, and then flows south until it reaches and estuary in the Manual.  Antonio National Park.  The Savegre River is one of the most pristine rivers in Costa Rica, plus it has a magnificent stretch of coastal white waters, class II through IV.  The river is also great for fishing and the main catch is rainbow trout.

Savegre River rushing down to the ocean
Savegre River rushing down to the ocean
Savegre River rushing down to the ocean
We photographed at two different lodges.  A Hummingbird had set up its nest in a hanging ornament on the side of the lodges main laundry and ignored all the people passing by and photographing it on the nest.
Hummingbird on Nest
Volcano Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Flame -colored Tanager
Silky Flycatcher Feeding
Black Vulture
Flame-colored Tanager Feeding
Hummingbirds
Green Violetears
White throated Mountaingem
Nights in the cabins were cool, but were made comfortable by the fireplace.

Tomorrow will be our last day in the cloud forest before we return back to the hotel in San Jose.