Daily Archives: December 19, 2019

Yellow-throated Toucan

Even it though it was already the end of a long and satisfying day of birding, our first day with the Point and Shoot Nature Photography Adventure in Costa Rica, with parrots and wrens around the hotel in the morning, hummingbirds at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, and Emerald Toucanets and Black Guans at Soda Y Mirador, I could not resist grabbing my camera as soon as I had dumped my bags in my room at Selva Verde and heading to the feeders at the dinning hall to see what would be there to greet me. Of course it was the Yellow-throated Toucan…the largest of the 6 toucans of Costa Rica, and, in my experience, the easiest to see. This specimen was picking over the banana skins at the feeder and doing duty as the sentinel bird, waiting for the kitchen staff to put out more fruit before the supper rush. I got better Toucan shots later in the trip, but this was the first. 🙂 Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Anti-motion Blur mode. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.