Friday, September 25, 2015

Days In Sarapiqui

Prior to leaving Evergreen Lodge and loading the boat with all our baggage and gear, we did photograph a Montezuma Oropendola and a Gray-necked Wood Rail.
Montezuma Oropendola
Gray-necked Wood Rail
We traveled back down the river to the boat landing and met our bus where our gear was again loaded and we traveled to the county of Sarapiqui and the Selva Verde Lodge, which would be our home for the next two days.  We photographed at a set up outside of the restaurant that evening.
Variegated Squirrel
Great Kiskadee
Golden-hooded Tanager
The next day we traveled down to the Costa Rica Nature Pavilion Park, which are friends of Greg and who Greg help them set up the park for bird photography and viewing.  What makes this area so great is that you are undercover photographing birds that can be 360° around you.  There were many different species to photograph at also to see and hear.

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
buff-throated Saltator
Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Clay-colored Thrush
Crimson-collared Tanager
Blue-grey Tanager
Collared Aracari
Blue-gray Tanager's Fighting
In the afternoon after returning to the Lodge, we photographed poison dart frogs.
Green-black Poison Dart Frog
Green-black Poison Dart Frog
Strawberry Poison-dart Frog 
Strawberry Poison-dart Frog 
Then at night we went looking for the red-eyed  tree frogs to photograph.  We also found the red-eyed tree frog's egg mass on a leaf, and also a Malachite Butterfly sleeping under a leaf.
Red-eyed Tree Frog Egg Mass
Red-eyed Tree Frog 
Red-eyed Tree Frog 
Malachite Butterfly 
Then off to bed after packing since we are leaving in the morning for the final leg of our adventure in Costa Rica