After the excitement of seeing an Emerald Toucanet and checking out how coffee is grown at Finca El Paraiso we were all ready to get back on the bus. Some were dawdling, hoping to see one last bird and I was taking a couple shots of the free-range chickens that were scratching in the dirt and just being chickens. Then a woman came out with a container of grain and emitted an ear-piercing, high-pitched dr-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r (Spanish speakers can roll their rs like no one else!) and chickens converged at a high rate of speed from every point of the compass! It was an amazing show, made more amazing by a pair of turkeys, guinea fowl, and a domestic Muscovy Duck. Seriously, it was one of the highlights of the day’s birding, and we were all greatly amused…so, without further ado, here is the chicken stampede!
Corey! Incredible chickens!
Awesome pics (as usual). Love the one with the baby chicks. Funny that they had turkeys in the mix. We raised chickens for awhile- for eggs and had a few guineas- lost the guineas pretty quick, guess they didn’t like the roost we made them. We actually got the guineas for pest control, supposedly they are great for mosquito’s and ticks. The chickens were great, got lots of beautiful green and brown eggs.
Loved it! Chickens are my favorite.
Hey, Corey, you got a lot of nice pics of the chicken stampede! And, I seem to remember there were 2 or 3 puppies who rushed to the flying food. Is there a species count?
Corey: Did you see the little puppies they had at the finca?
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