NICARAGUAN GRACKLE, ALAJUELA, COSTA RICA, JANUARY 22, 2015
Pentax 55-300 at 230mm
1/1000 sec. f8
This female Nicaraguan grackle evidently was gathering building supplies for a nest on a coffee plantation in the shadow of the Poas volcano in central Costa Rica, more than 100 miles from the species' normal range on the Frio River close to the Nicaraguan border.