The week we were in Costa Rica with the Point and Shoot Nature Photography Adventure a series of unprecedented storms crossed the US, and as they pushed out into the Atlantic, Central America got the backside of those storms. We spent a lot of time birding and photographing birds in the rain. This is a Golden-hooded Tanager, maybe the third most common tanager of the Caribbean slope rain forest (after the Blue-grey and the Palm), at La Selva Biological Station, one of several research reserves maintained in Costa Rica and elsewhere by the Organization for Tropical Studies. Tropical tanagers are among natures most colorful and most varied species, and are responsible for dispersing the seeds of many rain forest plants. This Golden-hooded is busy doing just that. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Anti-motion Blur mode. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.