This handsome bird was waiting for me to wake up.  I just happened to open my eyes and see a larger bird form in the bamboo just outside.  Then it turned and I got a glimpse of a longer beak……could it be????  Luckily it hopped over to the branch in plain view just off the corner of the deck.  Excited, I woke up Bill to see this emeral toucanet!  We saw them at Cloudbridge while hiking a couple of years ago but this was a first since we moved here….and to be so close!

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Apparently they are nasty birds as they eat other birds’ babies.  Some friends, therefore, don’t like them.  Isn’t that just the food chain in action?  They are omnivores….

I still think they are beautiful….

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