At the beginning of March, I travelled to Costa Rica with McDonald Wildlife Photogrpahy to photograph volcanoes, hummingbirds and other rain forest creatures. We had no luck with the volcano as El Ninio was making its impression on the Costa Rican dry season. The rainy weather did madi it possible to photograph birds most of the day, when they would typically avoid the heat of mid-day. One of our first stops was at a small nature preserve known for its boat-billed herons, large birds with very large bills. Other birds visited a feeding station. Shown here are Boat-billed Herons, a Collared Aracari, White-collared Manakin displaying, and Tent-making Bats. The tent making bats chewa small section in the middle of the large leaf causing it to fold over, making a tent for them to sleep in. Also shown are Pasarini’s Tanager, Summer Tanager and a Blue-grey tanager.
April 2, 2010 By