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Day 13 - Savegre Valley

Talamanca Mountains, San Jose Province
 

 

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An excellent walk gave us a chance to explore the Savegre Valley and some of its waterfalls.

Savegre River...

Collared Redstart...

Each of the bridges had a maximum persons limit, some had seen better days, this was the sturdiest one at 5 people...




Crossing on a more bouncy one...



Plenty of natural shade...


 


On the steps near the main waterfall...



Smaller waterfall near the main Savegre Waterfall...


 

We had to approach one at a time as there wasn't much space. There was a lovely, refreshing spray, which was great for cooling off, but quickly soaked any exposed camera lenses. So it was best to switch off the cameras and just enjoy it...



 


Having crawled through a gap in the rocks; looking back to Wendell. 


Inside it was cool and very noisy with water crashing down on two sides...

 

Female White-Throated Mountain Gem out in the forest...




Damselfly...






Trout in one of the many trout ponds in the valley...


Mucking about with shutter speeds, not having a tripod made for more blur than I would have wanted for the non-water parts...







As steady as I got...

 




Plants & flowers at the hotel...






Flame-Coloured Tanager...



Hummingbirds back at the hotel...


Green Violetear..


A collection of mainly Green Violetears at a feeder...


Just a small move of the head would reveal a different set of iridescent colours - White-Throated Mountain Gem...

This chap appears to have lost his tailfeathers...


 

Female White-Throated Mountain Gem...






On the right, a Female Magnificent Hummingbird (I think)...


More Green Violetears...





 


 


 




Graham playing air guitar with a guitar - Sorry Kara, I had to pinch this one from your Facebook entry...


 

Next Stop - Day 15 - to San Jose


Day 1 - Travel to San Jose Day 6 - To Monteverde Day 11 - Golfito
Day 2 - To Tortuguero Day 7 - Monteverde Day 12 - To Savegre Valley
Day 3 - Tortuguero Day 8 - To Manuel Antonio Day 13 - Savegre Valley
Day 4 - To La Fortuna Day 9 - Manuel Antonio Day 14 - To San Jose
Day 5 - La Fortuna Day 10 - To Golfito Day 15 - San Jose & Home
  

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