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Bird Photography Weekly

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird

The rain was falling in buckets, yet a tiny Snowy-bellied Hummingbird sat tenaciously on the top of a Heliconia.  He would make a foray out occasionally, but then return to his perch, point his bill to the sky and sit for long periods.  I stood on the deck pondering this then wandered out into the garden.  It turns out our long-suffering sprite had a terrific spot to wait out the elements.  Above his head and protecting him from at least some of the downpour was a large banana leaf.  What a smart cookie.

Here he is on a better day.

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I never saw him sit on that Heliconia again.

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Bird Photography Weekly

The birding in Costa Rica is legendary, with Toucans, Parrots, Motmots, Trogons and Oropendolas.  But the thing I could not get enough of, were the Hummingbirds.  We saw 27 species of Hummingbirds in the 10 days we were there.  This Green Violet-ear is a highland bird.  I love him posed nicely against the terracotta pots.   Have you been to Costa Rica?

To see birds from other places check out Birdfreak’s Bird Photography Weekly.

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6-word Memoir Meme

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I was tagged by Minnesota Birdnerd for a six-word memoir meme. I have never participated in a meme before. Here you go!

In between meetings, a desert surprise.

I’m also going to tag the following blogs that I read and really like:

Oak in the Seed

Musings on Nature

Rurality

Born Again Birdwatcher

If you want to play here are the rules:

1. Write a six word memoir and post it on your blog with an illustration if you’d like.

2. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.

3. Tag 5 more blogs with links.

4. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

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