Daily Archives: January 19, 2022

Wood Rails at Cope’s

Russet-napped Wood-rail: Donde Cope, Gaupiles, Costa Rica — One of the highlights of a visit to Donde Cope, for several years now, has been the opportunity to see a Russet-napped Wood-rail up close. He had a pair coming to his tiny talapia pond. They stayed in the deep shadows on the far side in the back corner of the pond, but they were there. Perhaps because Covid kept visitors away for over a year, the Wood-rails have gotten much more bold. There were at least 3 visiting the pond the day we visited Cope…and they came right out into the open and on the near side of the pond. What a treat! Sony Rx10iv at 424mm equivalent. Program mode with multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Pixomator Photo and Apple Photos. Equivalent ISO 6400 @ f4 @ 1/320th.