LUTMAN'S COSTA RICA 2005 25TH ANNIVERSARY BIRDING TRIP

 

STOP ON THE WAY TO BOSQUE DE PAZ

Water falls. Cast iron sinks.

Seen on our trip from Selva Verde to Bosque de Paz.

 

BOSQUE DE PAZ

Gigunda Triple King Size

Our "junior executive suite".

 

Ride 'em, Sharon

These saddles were on the railings in front of our second-floor rooms.

 

Sharon on the concrete bridge over the stream

This stream split the property into lodging on the right side, and the cloudforest on the left.

 

Scintillant Hummingbird (Internet)

This great little hummer took nectar from the flowers out the dining room window.

 

Benny, Benny, Benny (He changed it back, of course)

Our great 21-year old guide Benicio, contemplating a trick on future hikers.

 

Sharon Reading by the Bird Feeders

Relaxing at the Forest of Peace.

 

"Gilligan's Island." Victor on guitar, Fernando in the middle, Mario on right.

One evening's impromptu fun.

 

The stream, on the way up the trail

I loved this single flower, with the stream behind.

 

Purple-throated Mountain-gem (female).

Benny pointed this nest out to us, beside the road

 

Yellow-thighed Finch (Internet)

Flashy in the sun.

 

Golden-browed Chlorophonia (male)

What a spectacular bird.

 

Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher (Internet)

We saw two like this in a tree by the carpark.

 

Female Orange-bellied Trogon

Guide Benny was on his way home, heard then saw this bird, and came back to get us.

 

Cute little blue-sandaled Gabriella.

Daughter of Victor, guitar player above. Spoke Spanish with Sharon.

 

Two Purple-throated Mountain-gems chicks. Less than one day old.

We saw this nest when there were two eggs, then like this a day later.

 

Money Flower

Benny says Costa Ricans put these in their wallet, to bring luck and money. Sharon put one in her wallet.

 

Little Bottle

Hummingbirds loved these flowers, called "Little Bottle."

 

Leche Makers

Fierce wild animals, loose on the road in the cloudforest

 

Let the Pictures Tell the Story, Story

A park (Zar Cerro) we came across in the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica.

 

That's Sharon, on the Left

As friend Ron White offered, then that's me on the right.

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