As Costa Rica has wisely shut the country to foreigners because of Covid, we have decided to revisit some of our old favorite spots close to home.
Anhingas and Common Gallinules seem to have nothing is common until we take a closer look.
Anhingas, sometimes known as snake birds because of their habit of swimming with just their very long necks and heads sticking out of the water, are large water birds that spear fish with their long, sharp beaks. They accomplish this feat by diving extremely fast into the water after their unsuspecting prey. In order to facilitate this...
Bleaker Island is a 30 minute flight from Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands. It is a world away from 'civilization'.
The Island's only full time residents are its managers, who run both an organic sheep and beef farm and a lodge consisting of two cottages.
A view of the lodge. Our cottage was the smaller one on the left.
A view of the pier used by the Shag colony's juveniles for flight lessons. A whale jaw bone is in the foreground.
Because we rented one of the only two vehicles on...