Sunday, 17 April 2016

Costa Rica - Brian Thompson

Brian not long back from a family holiday to Costa Rica which inadvertently turned into a partial birding trip too as he found that he had accidently packed his camera and binoculars as well.

Brian stayed near Playa Ocotal on the north-west Pacific coast 21 March-4 April plus a few trips further afield.

Brian tweeted a lot of stuff while he was there, here are some of his 'highlights of highlights':-
Laughing Falcon

Double-striped Thick-knee

Southern Lapwing
Purple-throated Mountain Gem & Violet Saberwing Hummingbird
Long-tailed Manakin & Keel-billed Toucan
Scarlet Macaw & Three Wattled Bellbird

In all, he managed 108 new species during the brief spells he was sober.
Very many thanks Brian.