After the hike, while Kevin was giving our friends a tour of our property, Roberto heard the call of the Resplendant Quetzal. Then he looked up and there it was! I stayed behind to get our dinner ready, but Kevin called me from his cell phone to tell me to come and have a look. I washed my hands, grabbed my camera and ran up the garden. I joined the group and looked up. It was sitting on a branch several hundred feet away, but there was no mistaking it was a quetzal. The long green tail and head, with bits of blue... it was magnificent... more beautiful than I could have imagined. I wish I had a zoom lens so that I could capture it. I think I'll have to seriously consider buying one or continue missing some great photographic opportunities. Seeing it though, whether I can prove it or not, was fabulous... it only took 7 months of being here to finally see one!
** Thanks to my mum for mentioning my typos (I had originally wrote 'tale' instead of 'tail', which I do know the difference, but was obviously not paying attention. And I also wrote the quetzal has a red head... which it does not. It has green plumage). Sorry for the mistakes. I obviously need an editor! :)
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