Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The most beautiful bird in the world!

Any guesses on what bird a lot of people consider the most beautiful bird in the world?

Mark was asked to be the guest speaker at the Aroostook Bird Club meeting this month. He has a wonderful powerpoint presentation from our first trip to Costa Rica. We’ve been to Costa Rica twice. Both trips were with our friends Sharon and Rick. Once in February 2008 and again in January 2010.

I don’t know how anyone could pick one bird to be the most beautiful bird in the world. I had a hard time picking pictures for the blog. There are just too many beautiful birds!

Here are a few bird photos from our first trip to Costa Rica:

Blue-gray Tanager, Blue-crowned Motmot, Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Crimson-collared Tanager, Collared Aracari, Blue-throated Toucanet

Green Violetear, Gray-headed Chachalaca, Flame-colored Tanager

Mottled Owl, Montezuma Oropendula, Long-tailed Tyrant

Violet-crowned Woodnymph, White-necked Jacobin, Tropical Screech-owls

Snowcap. This little guy was so small he had to stretch to use the feeder!

Beautiful flowers, beautiful rivers and waterfalls, and cute lizards!

Some people consider the Resplendent Quetzal the most beautiful bird in the world.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful birds and beautiful photos!