Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Angry Birds


At least that's how the first one strikes me. A snowy egret, I think, with a bad attitude. Mean claws, too.

We took a two hour boat ride on the estuary between Tamarindo and Playa Grande with a local guide, Gerardo Santana, who knows his stuff. Almost all of the waterway is undeveloped and wildlife is left to itself but for a few small tourist boats. At one point we went up a small side channel, pulled up to the shore and walked through the forest looking for howler monkeys.

The bird taking off is a great blue heron. My traveling companion and family naturalist tells me that the third is a yellow banded black heron. Not sure about that - the beaks are so different.

Oh, and not a good idea to take a swim here.           





6 comments:

s.c said...

Great shots, must be very different then in the zoo.

biebkriebels said...

Interesting to see all the animals we usually have in a zoo, to see in their natural habitat.

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful shots!

William Kendall said...

Well, hello there, gator!

bill burke said...

Great shots and up close, nicely done. Watch out for the gator :)

Linda said...

You have a knack for finding critters with attitude!