The Arenal Lodge provides fresh fruit pieces two or three times a day for the local birds to enjoy – but not TOO much or TOO often, lest birds become dependent on ‘hand-outs’. This male Yellow-throated Euphonia and his friends were looking a little forlorn at first when they didn’t see any treats laid out for them in the early morning rain. The Palm Tanager above and the striking little Emerald Tanager below arrived in time for the remains of some melons…worth the effort in the drizzle. 😋Blue-gray Tanagers were plentiful everywhere at Arenal Lodge, and even the Black-cheeked Woodpecker pecked away at the juicy treats.This chubby female Green Honeycreeper above and the Clay-colored Thrush below joined their feathered friends before too long for the leftovers.It was really starting to feel very overcast by the time we saw this Brown Jay above, and the lighting was so poor when the Aracaris (below) arrived, their vivid colors looked rather drab unfortunately.Saving the big guys till last . . . Female Great Curassow in the center above, and behind her in the upper left, a Crested Guan is almost out of view.Last but not least, the noisy Montezuma Orapendulas were also frequent visitors. We saw and heard the Orapendulas everywhere . . . I’m re-posting an image below that I took of one of their remarkable hanging nests!