I'm breaking day 3 up into two entries - too many pictures, not many words. 'll save the birds for the second post. I was up way before 0600 again today and had to coerce Zac outta his sleepy time. We spent a good while on the veranda. Such a peaceful little spot. Here's a couple pictures of us bright and really early in the morning.
We stayed at Asa Wright today and hiked pretty much all of the trails. We saw more manakins this morning, a few antshrikes, flycatchers, and a ton more stuff (at some point, I'll put up a total species list) and the veiled lady type fungus that I posted about a few days ago. Lots of good flowers on the trails also.
We saw a good amount of cocoa growing on the trees. The 'fresh' stuff was a really pretty maroon color, very shiny too. We passed a little waterfall and saw a lot more Tegu lizards.
We came back for lunch, stuffed our faces, and then lounged on the porch for a good amount of time. Mmm, pina colada! Afterwards, checked out some more trails where we flushed a Little Tinamou and saw a ton of agoudis. I'm so glad I made better use of the macro lens this trip. We brought it to Costa Rica last year, but since we were most of the time and had all of our stuff with us always, it kinda got put on the backburner and pushed to the bottom of the pack. Glad it got some attention this trip!
After dinner (again, yum!), we went for a night hike where we saw up to 30 land crabs. That was pretty cool, all but one of them were hanging outside their little holes. There was a huge one hanging out in some water, but that picture didn't turn out so well. We saw a tiny little frog (about the size of my thumbnail) and on the way back to our room, a small tarantula under our step- smallest tarantula I've ever seen!