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Animalblog for January 06, 2012 (61 of 66) <<-first last->> slideshow <-previous next->
Great Egret (Ardea alba) (462 views)
Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Friday 6 January, 2012)

(Photo taken 08:03:29 Thursday 17 November, 2011)

© 2012 Terry Costales
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A Great Egret strutted by a small flock of Black Vultures on the beach. external link

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(62 of 66) A yellow warbler early in the morning catching insects on the hotel roof.
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(63 of 66) There were many of these beautiful orchids growing at the top of the volcano.
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(64 of 66) Kaela takes a photo of the orchid locally called Spanish Flag.
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(65 of 66) This tree appeared threatening but kept its distance as we passed by.
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(66 of 66) Yellow Warblers were seen by us everywhere we visited in Nicaragua. This one had his back to me but I love the composition of the photo. Not every good bird picture is a good picture of the bird.
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(1 of 66) As we walked around Charco Verde we came across a large troop of Howler Monkeys.
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(2 of 66) Another shot of one of the hawks residing at Rincon Hill Dogpark.
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(3 of 66) A close-up of the Anna's Hummingbird posted on Monday.
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(4 of 66) The large Red-tailed Hawk perched high on the pine tree with the Bay Bridge foundation as a backdrop.
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(5 of 66) An Anna's Hummingbird posed nicely for the photographer. If the sunlight had hit its chin what appears black would've been a flaming red.
White Cow (456 views)
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(6 of 66) Another white cow grazing peacefully.
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(7 of 66) The Tiger Heron stretched out its neck to an amazing length.
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(8 of 66) A handsome Great Kiskadee perched on a banana leaf.
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(9 of 66) An immature Green Heron perched on a branch.
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(10 of 66) One of the largest birds we saw was this Tiger Heron.
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(11 of 66) This was as close as I could get before the pauraque took flight.
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(12 of 66) Our guide had amazing abilities to spot wildlife. How he ever saw this nightjar amidst the leaves of the jungle floor I'll never know.
White Cow (463 views)
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(13 of 66) There is no end of lush pasture for the local cattle.
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(14 of 66) Another whistling duck in a tree.
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(15 of 66) A black vulture flying low enough to clearly see the differences between the black and turkey vultures.
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(16 of 66) A closer shot of the tree roosting Fulvous Whistling Duck.
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(17 of 66) A Turkey Vulture soared overhead and close enough to see many details.
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(18 of 66) There were several of these Fulvous Whistling Ducks perched in a tree that was too far away to get a really good shot and we couldn't get closer because of a large marshy pond between us and the
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(19 of 66) The same Inca Doves from yesterday's posting.
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(20 of 66) These lovely brown doves were seen many times on our walk. Most often on the paths, but these two were preening on a low branch.
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(21 of 66) The back of a Hoffman's Woodpecker.
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(22 of 66) Not a close shot as the lovely Hoffman's Woodpecker was very high up in the tree.
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(23 of 66) Another shot of the Mangrove Cuckoo
Yellow Flower (438 views)
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(24 of 66) A beautiful yellow flower grew on the island.
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(25 of 66) Another shot of the Mangrove Cuckoo.
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(26 of 66) Here are several Magpie Jays bathing in the green waters of the lagoon at Charco Verde. A Great-tailed Grackle can partially be seen at the top of the photo.
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(27 of 66) The table is set with napkins, utensils, condiments and Magpie Jays.
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(28 of 66) Another Magpie Jay visiting the breakfast table.
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(29 of 66) The juvenile managed to finally land that windy morning.
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(30 of 66) A juvenile magpie jay attempting to land on a lamp on a breezy morning.
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(31 of 66) A magpie-jay looking gorgeous in the morning sun.