Daily Archives: January 19, 2020

Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher

The Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher is not a flycatcher, nor is its tail particularly long, as tails go, but it is “silky”…in the same way a Cedar Waxwing is “silky”. The feathers are fine and lay close to the body. It is a fruit eater, as you see here. They are common around the grounds of Savegre Mountain Hotel, Reserve, and Spa in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica in December when the Point and Shoot Nature Photography Adventure visits, as there are two fruiting trees close to the dinning hall that attract them. This is as close to one as I have been, as it settled on fruit in a tree about 6 feet from me while I was waiting for our bus. Snap. Snap. Snap. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos. Assembled in FrameMagic.