Wednesday, January 2

The Lapas













It all started the day before Christmas. I was out in the shallow river by the beach, reclining in my beach chair when a flock of Red Scarlet Macaws moved in. They "played" in the trees, doing a musical chair routine. Lots of "talking" but not much squawking. After a long bit, they flew off, two by two. There were about 12 that day. Since then, they've been around everyday, flying from the different almond trees beside my house and down at the beach. If you have never seen these magnificent parrots in a natural setting, here are some photos for you.

Happy New Year to All

14 comments:

Bob said...

FANTASTIC shots!! That's the only way they should be seen.....WILD!

TICA MACHA said...

Thanks. It's amazing how difficult they are to photograph.

Anonymous said...

Dang, I hope someday I'll see some so close...
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Beth.

trish said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures! That's one thing I really love about Costa Rica - seeing wildlife in the wild. I saw the macaws at Zoo Ave, but I can't wait to see them in the wild!

Raghav said...

The Pictures are very beautiful

Saratica said...

Beautiful shots - how fun to see such beautiful nature all around!!!

BreeWee said...

Happy New Year Tica! I am glad you but up some more photos... hey, do you know some guys name Alberto Vasquez or Juan Vega??? Those were my buddies... I wonder if they are still around. They live in Playa Hermosa...

TICA MACHA said...

I didn't mention that Lapas pass my house everyday for as long as I've lived here. It's just lately they have started hanging out in the trees surrounding me. It's a seasonal thing. Once they landed in the tree right beside my house and I could almost reach out and touch them from the second floor window.
I think they are mating now.

Bree- I recognize many people but I don't know their names. Are these guys surfers?

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Happy New Year!

Raghav said...

HAppy new year (belated)

Keith said...

Hey we were just there in December and took pictures of those same Macaws at the South end of Jaco. Boy do I miss that!!

TICA MACHA said...

My girlfriend lives at "South Beach" in Jaco and she sees them too. They travel back and forth. I think they may even go to Manuel Antonio. Teri

the frogster said...

That is so amazing. I will again offer to add some photos of our local avian friends if you like- we've got a bunch of pigeons here that like to use my car as a restroom. Perhaps the birds aren't colorful, but my language when I see pigeon poop on my windshield sure is.

TICA MACHA said...

There's pigeons in towns up the mountain but I think it's too hot around here for them. I'd love it if we did have them here. I want to capture some and bring them here but I figure there's a reason they choose not to be here.