I don't think there are probably that many places in the world where it is common to see Scarlet Macaws. But it is in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. It is only a matter of time before a pair will show up at your door. Of course your door would need to be attached to a tree house! That is because they always land in the tallest of trees. I wonder if they have a name for stiff, strained necks in Osa. I guess they would simply call it Osa neck. The Macaws always announce their arrival with loud and rather annoying squawks. But at least you know they are there.
The Macaws always fly in mated pairs. And we were lucky enough to spot 10-20 of them fighting over a prime nesting spot. It was a ways from the road so we zoomed in as far as we could. It was a very lucky sighting.
There would always be one pair inside the tree and several others swirling and fighting for a better position. There were more pairs in the surrounding trees just waiting to swoop in. It was a flurry of red feathers.