Today, Kevin and I were following some vultures who were flying and circling the pond where we had tried the Tilapia experiment. They all died, by the way. We may try again, but next time introduce them to colder water in stages so they can get used to it more slowly. We think it might have been too much of a shock for their system. Anyway, we often see vultures hovering over Martin's restaurant and ponds, but rarely do we see them on our property. We saw two and figured they may have spotted some dead Tilapia. We decided to see what they were up to. We snuck up very quietly, but they flew off before we could see if they got lucky for lunch. On our way down the driveway, in the tree where the Quetzals are supposed to live, was a bird we had never seen before. I wish I could take credit for the picture; however, I never seem to have my camera for these precious moments. This was borrowed from the internet. I had to go through many different images to find the right colouring. Who knew there were so many different types! It's called an Emerald Toucanet. It was pretty thrilling. This is not your everyday pigeon or sparrow.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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