Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Trogon in the Trees

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I think this is a Baird's Trogon.  We spotted it in the trees during one of our Costa Rica ziplining adventures.  I love the way he or she is cocking its head.  This bird is hard to spot.  It was a good day.   


So what else did we see in the trees?  Well, leaf cutter ants, a sloth and a snake.  Among other things.  Do you see one of them it in this photo?


Plus us!  We were flying through the trees as well.



I've ziplined quite a few times.  The poop your pants scariest was Sky Tram in Fortuna, Costa Rica.  Some of the flights were around 600 feet off the ground.  I kid you not.  But here cable 8 offered a new experience...


A backwards one.  I hope he doesn't have extra cable in that back pack.  In case one breaks.


I usually don't like to post any photos of myself.  They might be  ever so slightly unflattering. Like this one. Sorry about my vanity.  But my arm is covering most of my face here.  I'll let this one slide.


Ziplines are always an adventure. But my favorite part of this day was a beach walk.  Hard packed sand warmed from the tide is my idea of Heaven.


So where can you walk on the beach and then do a zipline?  Hacienda Baru of course.  It is a not to be missed Costa Rica adventure. You can stay and play.  So don't delay!

For more birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday

25 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That looks SO fun! That bird is very unusual.

Nancy Claeys said...

Zip line? No way! I think you and your sweetie could give Bear Grylls a run for his money. :)

Andrew Fulton said...

A wonderful post...

Maggid said...

Adventure - a Nice way to End the year - golly, that snake blends in really well . . .

bettyl-NZ said...

What a gorgeous bird! The snake shot is great, but I don't want to be that close! You are brave!

Rebecca said...

What fun!
I zip-lined once and love it!
Beautiful bird. - You can't miss those colors. :)

eileeninmd said...

I love Costa Rica, awesome place. I enjoyed your post and photos..
Happy New Years to you and your family!

Buttons said...

Oh there is nothing about this post that I would not enjoy. Beautiful photos You look beautiful on the zipline beautiful adventurous and happy what more could a girl want in life?:) Thanks for sharing this. B

TexWisGirl said...

looks like you've had some adventures! happy new year, sharon.

DJan said...

Okay, I studied the picture way too long and finally gave up. There must be a snake in there somewhere. I love that picture of the beach, it takes my breath away. And a good picture of the elusive Wagner bird! :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Gosh you always have so much fun-
What a beautiful birdie!
we wish you all Happy New Years!
lovet
tweedles

Neil said...

Happy New Year.

Karen said...

Zipping looks like fun, nice shots! Wishing you all the best in 2014!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Zip lining is on my bucket list. Though I think I will start really, really small. :-)

I saw the snake in the photo--eek!

Happy New Year, Sharon! Hope 2014 is full of fun adventures. :-)

Stewart M said...

We did one of the tree zip wire things up in far north Queensland - great fun!

Hope you have a good New Year.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne!

PS: glad to see my influence is spreading! And akubra is the brand of very famous wide brimmed Australia hat!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Wow! That looks like great fun although I don't know whether I would be brave enough to have a go. I might be better sticking to walking on that beautiful beach! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Wow! That looks like great fun although I don't know whether I would be brave enough to have a go. I might be better sticking to walking on that beautiful beach! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU.

Dave said...
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Dave said...

great post, and indeed a great adventure, good to see you too!

Happy 2014

HansHB said...

Awesome serie!
Happy New Year to you!

Creations By Mit said...

Love these photos!!! Reminds me of my trip zip-lining in Costa Rica in 2000!!

Creations By Mit said...

Love these photos!!! Reminds me of my trip zip-lining in Costa Rica in 2000!!

Hilary said...

Looks like you had a great vacation. I think it would be so cool to see a sloth.

bettyl-NZ said...

I'm quite content to see your great shots! They are pretty awesome.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! One of those places I want to go to. I love zip lines! A few years ago we did a half-day adventure that involved several good sized zip lines.