Monday, 24 October 2011

Elegant Tern

I recently went on an excellent birding trip to Costa Rica. One of the highlights was finally catching up with Elegant tern after I missed the Porthmadoc bird. It was on a boat trip around the mangroves and estuary near Carara national Park on the mid-Pacific coast. There were 2 amongst 40 -50 Royal terns and a bunch of Brown Pelicans. They were on a sandbank at the mouth of an estuary. In fact the back-drop, in the rain with a grey sky reminded me a bit of Porthmadoc. Obviously the "Welsh" bird must have felt at home when it found Porthmadoc. Pity it didn't hang around a little longer!

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