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!


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….