Anne Marie McCaffrey's photos with the Guanacaste

Starfish

Starfish
Photographed on the Guanacaste coast (Pacific ocean) of Costa Rica | January 2012.
Added on January 23, 2012

Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover
Charadrius semipalmatus, winter plumage.


Photographed on the Guanacaste coast (Pacific ocean) of Costa Rica | January 2012.
Added on January 26, 2012

Rose-bellied spiny lizard

Rose-bellied spiny lizard
Sceloporus variabilis


Photographed Guanacaste coast, Costa Rica | January 2012.
Added on April 26, 2012

Take time to eat the flowers

Take time to eat the flowers
Orange-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga canicularis) munching on some flowers. I don't know what this tree is but birds just love it - parrots, parakeets and orioles flock to it for these flowers. The local name for it is "madera negra" (black wood) - I'd lov…
Added on November 25, 2010

Pelican

Pelican
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis ).


Photographed in Guanacaste, Costa Rica | January 2011.
Added on March  3, 2011

We all know squirrels like nuts, but COCOnuts?

We all know squirrels like nuts, but COCOnuts?
These Variegated Squirrels ( Sciurus variegatoides) gnaw and gnaw at the coconuts while they are still on the tree until they've made a hole in them to get at the meat.

For more from Costa Rica's Guanacaste coast, see my set Guanacaste

Photographed Guan…
Added on February  3, 2011

What I did on my summer vacation ...

What I did on my summer vacation ...
Or more like what I've done on my last two or three "summer" vacations. We always visit the coast for 10 days or so at this time of year and I find I've amassed quite an archive of photos from this region. I'm going to try to get the best of them posted…
Added on February  4, 2011

Blue suede shoes - eight of them

Blue suede shoes - eight of them
A jumping spider with blue feet! He's having tree hopper for lunch.


Photographed in Guanacaste, Costa Rica | January 2010.

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Added on February  9, 2011

Have you ever seen Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"?

Have you ever seen Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"?
Seemingly crazed Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris ).

Photographed Guanacaste coast, Costa Rica | January 2011.
Added on February 10, 2011

Hermit

Hermit
Unlike other crabs, Hermit crabs have soft abdomens which they protect by inhabiting the empty shells of other sea creatures. When threatened, they can retract completely into the shell. As they grow they must abandon their current shell for a larger one.…
Added on February 14, 2011

Ctenosaur

Ctenosaur
Also known as Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis). The lack of spines along the back indicates this is a juvenile. Adding to my set of the wildlife/nature of the Guanacaste coast... For more from Costa Rica's Guanacaste coast, see my set Gu…
Added on February  7, 2011

Sea creature

Sea creature
Sea slug in tide pool, about 2.5 cm in length



Photographed in Guanacaste, Costa Rica (Pacific coast) | January 2010.
Added on March 16, 2011