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Monthly Archive for February, 2012

Mispronunciations

Do you have any funny stories about how you’ve mispronounced words?  I know this isn’t about birds or wonderful animals in Costa Rica, but I was reading Jonniker’s blog post about mispronunciations and it’s inspired me because I want to tell you about some of the wonderful ways that I’ve mispronounced words over the years. […]

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El Blanco

During our first day at the Tiskita Jungle Lodge, we brought our bags to the room and noticed that the bathroom is outside.  As in, there are walls around the bathroom, but there was a three foot gap between the walls and the roof so it’s private but very much outside.  I’m telling you all […]

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Tennessee Warbler

There were a lot of little birds in Costa Rica.  One of the more abundant little birds was the Tennessee Warbler.  Every time I saw him I thought about how funny it was to see a bird with a state’s name in Costa Rica. “Oh yes, I’m just wintering in Costa Rica.  We return to […]

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Conner Sings!

As I’ve mentioned before, Conner stopped singing and whistling after Audrey died.  In the last month he started recovering and would turn his head to the side while Trevor was whistling and singing.  And last weekend Jon got Conner to start whistling and singing again! The thing that made him start singing is seeing his […]

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Red Crabs in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has wonderful beaches.  Unlike where we lived near San Francisco the water is warm enough to swim in. The beaches are covered in holes that are home to crabs. photo by Jon The crabs are very shy so if they see you move they’ll go back into the holes.  But I laid on […]

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Chestnut-mandibled Toucan

My favorite bird of the whole Costa Rica trip was the toucan. Not only are toucans beautiful, they make slow thoughtful movements and their call is haunting.  You must listen!  The first night that we were in Costa Rica we were walking back to the lodge as it was getting dark and we could hear […]

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Trevor

Trevor is a very alert bird. somewhere, some crime is afoot He has a lot of inputs to keep track of because any towel could turn deadly.  Trevor is only calm when Conner is nearby and also calm. with great power comes great responsibility If Conner is agitated, or especially if he is being taken […]

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Neotropical Green Anole

The Costa Rican jungle is filled with creatures.  The best way to find lizards and frogs is to look where you’re stepping and focus in on any movement.  You can also find them on plants. photo by Jon This is a neotropical green anole.  They’re only found in Central America.  Jon took all these photos. […]

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Steller Jay

Last week I went to California and I rented the Nikon 500mm f/4 lens through borrowlenses.com.  This lens is amazing!  I rushed to Golden Gate Park to take pictures and within two minutes, I had fantastic shots of a Steller Jay. Do you see how fine the edges of the feathers are?  You can’t get […]

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Perches

Jon and I have been spending more time reading at night, which is a perfect time for the cockatiels to come and sit with us.  Conner prefers my left shoulder but he’ll settle for a knee. What Conner has started really liking, though, is perching at an angle close to my knee.  It looks like […]

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