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near poas volcano
Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are notoriously difficult to capture in photos because they refuse to stay put for more than a second at a time.  Well, lucky me.  There's this little place right near Poas Volcano called Freddo Fresas, that serves up typical Costa Rican food and is famous for its strawberry milkshakes blended from super-sweet volcano strawberries.  (Unfortunately, the milkshakes were made with powdered milk which gave it an off-flavor to me.  The typical Costa Rican breakfast of gallo pinto was quite tasty, though.)  

The garden across from their restaurant is utterly unique.  Hundreds of hummingbirds come to the little pink feeders, as if drawn to the nectar served in this one place on earth.  The wings flutter here, there, and everywhere, but, occasionally, the birds stop, sit at a tree, and watch me watch them. 

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Breakfast at Freddie's Fresas Strawberry shake at Freddie's Fresas

My trip to Costa Rica was sponsored by the Costa Rican Tourism Board but all opinions and thoughts are, as always, my own.

12/15/2011 22:54
Gorgeous gorgeous photos!!!
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12/15/2011 23:29
Beautiful pictures! Did you have any bebidas naturales or refrescas in Costa Rica? Like a smoothie, but no milk - just fresh fruit, ice, water, and sugar. I couldn't get enough of them!
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01/05/2012 11:21
We did get a lot of refrescas in Costa Rica, actually. Absolutely delicious! I loved all their fruit juices - so good. :)
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