I don’t know what it was, I just could not sleep last night. There were cows mooing in the distance, the sound of the ocean, bats, frogs, crickets, I even heard a mosquito buzzing outside of the window screen at one point. Maybe it was the three year old who wiggled closer and closer onto my side of the bed every time I adjusted my position? It was none of those things really, since they happen every night and I sleep like a baby. I didn’t mind it so much, to be honest. It rarely happens to me that I’m up all night so when it does, I find myself relaxing into thoughts I barely have time to consider during the business of the day. Sometime around five a.m., I heard the birds begin to sing. I wrapped myself in a sheet with camera in hand and enjoyed the peaceful noise of a Costa Rican morning.
might want to turn up your speaker. the camera doesn’t pick up how insanely loud this chorus really is!
Shortly after, I spotted a toucan. I thought he was alone until another tried to bully him off his branch.
half way through the video you’ll hear my up-way-too-early neighbour start his truck.
When those two flew away to nearby tree, about fifteen more of them followed! I’ve never seen anything like it. A tree FULL of toucans! Unfortunately, my camera couldn’t get a good shot of them all together because of the distance and the early morning grey sky (it rained last night). But I’ll share what I got. Oh! And those two that look like they’re kissing down there, they’re actually fighting. Toucans are not nice to each other AT ALL. One guy sits on a branch, and another comes along to challenge him. Last one holding on wins!
It’s noon-ish, and the capuchin monkeys are making their way through the tall trees behind our house, as they so often do. Sometimes they stop for a bite before they continue heading south. There were only four of them today from what I could see, but most times there’s usually over a dozen.
He spotted me.
dude… there’s a crazy lady watching us.
I was able to get this short video…
We ate breakfast together at the Veranda restaurant at Monterey Del Mar hotel.