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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th February 2020, 01:23
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By birdmeister
It's either a Cooper's hawk or a Blue Jay...

It's either a Cooper's hawk or a Blue Jay imitating one. I'm inclined to think it's actually the hawk, though.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 11th February 2020, 02:24
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
Day 12, 8 January - OTS La Selva Well, my...

Day 12, 8 January - OTS La Selva

Well, my apologies for letting this report lie dormant for so long! Just a few more days, but very important ones.

This was our first full day at La Selva, starting...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th February 2020, 01:43
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By birdmeister
I wonder if Costa's is possible for #1? Also,...

I wonder if Costa's is possible for #1? Also, looks like another Broad-billed on the far left in #5. Otherwise, I agree with Ken.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th February 2020, 16:48
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By birdmeister
I see 1-3 as Sharp-shinned, but I think #4 is an...

I see 1-3 as Sharp-shinned, but I think #4 is an adult Cooper's. We can't see much of the tail, but this bird's head looks quite large and blocky to me.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 6th February 2020, 00:09
Replies: 532
Views: 21,367
Posted By birdmeister
Your yard doesn't happen to be in Pennsylvania,...

Your yard doesn't happen to be in Pennsylvania, does it? Boat-tailed Grackle would be an absolutely epic yard bird!
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 3rd February 2020, 22:07
Replies: 532
Views: 21,367
Posted By birdmeister
Recent days have seen unseasonably warm...

Recent days have seen unseasonably warm temperatures. It should come as no surprise, then, that small flocks of

20. Red-winged Blackbirds

have been about.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd February 2020, 22:02
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By birdmeister
Interesting Andy, on my recent trip we only saw...

Interesting Andy, on my recent trip we only saw one BT Green and we were in Monteverde area for 4+ days.

Chestnut-sided and Tennessee were by far most common, followed by Black-and-white and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 1st February 2020, 16:22
Replies: 34
Views: 884
Posted By birdmeister
I see I'm late to the party. Andy, I appreciate...

I see I'm late to the party.

Andy, I appreciate your questioning. I'm quite confident it's a Cerulean, as others have said. The combination of faint flank streaking, face pattern (though blurry),...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 31st January 2020, 01:47
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By birdmeister
Broad-winged Hawk for sure. The heavy upper...

Broad-winged Hawk for sure.

The heavy upper chest markings and strong tail pattern suggest adult to me, but the obvious primary wing panels might mean it's a subadult. Either way, it's certainly a...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 30th January 2020, 00:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
Yet more photos! Green Ibis, Collared Peccary,...

Yet more photos!

Green Ibis, Collared Peccary, Black-faced Grosbeak x2, and Olive-backed Euphonia.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 30th January 2020, 00:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
More photos: second Spider Monkey, White-necked...

More photos: second Spider Monkey, White-necked Jacobin, Ocelot, Black Howler Monkey, and Common (?) Basilisk.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 29th January 2020, 14:48
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
Day 11, 7 January - Arenal Observatory Lodge and...

Day 11, 7 January - Arenal Observatory Lodge and OTS La Selva station


On the final morning at Arenal, I will admit I was disappointed to leave so soon. I knew there were so many other species to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 29th January 2020, 14:05
Replies: 532
Views: 21,367
Posted By birdmeister
Ah, sorry Dan! I see that looks a bit confusing....

Ah, sorry Dan! I see that looks a bit confusing. "Yard lifer" simply means a new species for the yard. If I saw a "real" lifer from the yard, I'd be ecstatic!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 29th January 2020, 00:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
More photos: Rufous Motmot, Broad-billed Motmot,...

More photos: Rufous Motmot, Broad-billed Motmot, second Eyelash Viper, another Golden-hooded Tanager (couldn't help it!), and distant Green Honeycreeper.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 29th January 2020, 00:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
Day 10, 6 January - Arenal National Park area As...

Day 10, 6 January - Arenal National Park area

As anyone might imagine, we all enjoyed a terrific night's sleep at the luxurious Arenal Observatory Lodge. On this morning, some students elected to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 28th January 2020, 20:29
Replies: 532
Views: 21,367
Posted By birdmeister
Several additions these last few days...

Several additions these last few days included

16. Lesser Black-backed Gull
17. Snow Goose
18. Cooper's hawk

The highlight for sure was seeing my first clear-cut

19. Cackling Goose (yard lifer)
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 24th January 2020, 02:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
Day 9, 5 January - Palo Verde NP and Arenal...

Day 9, 5 January - Palo Verde NP and Arenal Observatory Lodge

Upon waking up on this morning, I think all of us agreed that although Palo Verde was quickly becoming a favorite location, the weather...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 24th January 2020, 02:12
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
Thanks! It was one of those small but thrilling...

Thanks! It was one of those small but thrilling moments that leaves you in a sense of wonder.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th January 2020, 02:04
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By birdmeister
I think the distinct brown tones on this bird's...

I think the distinct brown tones on this bird's head and breast should make it a Eurasian, but I'm not 100% sure.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th January 2020, 02:02
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By birdmeister
There's no attached picture yet.

There's no attached picture yet.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 00:30
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By birdmeister
Unfortunately your bird isn't a Northern Goshawk....

Unfortunately your bird isn't a Northern Goshawk. I just don't see it as bulky enough. I'd say Sparrowhawk.

I agree, though, that accipiters can soar astonishingly well sometimes. I'm especially...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st January 2020, 02:09
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
Additional photos: Spiny-tailed Iguana x2,...

Additional photos: Spiny-tailed Iguana x2, Yellow-naped Parrot playing hide-and-seek, Forest Rabbit record shot.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st January 2020, 02:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
Day 8, 4 January - Pale Verde National Park This...

Day 8, 4 January - Pale Verde National Park

This day was full of intense but fun travels, beginning before breakfast with a posing White-fronted Parrot. An after-breakfast jaunt to the boardwalk was...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st January 2020, 01:20
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
Day 7, 3 January - Introduction to Palo Verde...

Day 7, 3 January - Introduction to Palo Verde National Park

We began our trek to Palo Verde NP not long after breakfast. Thankfully, I was given a window seat which I thoroughly enjoyed. The scenery...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 21st January 2020, 00:37
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By birdmeister
Whoa! Anything over 400 would be a dream for me....

Whoa! Anything over 400 would be a dream for me. It was really impressive, though, just to be there and experience the cloud and rain forests.
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