The macaw turf war seems to be over. Actually, maybe it wasn’t a turf war – maybe it was a series of aerial soirees, raucous coming out balls for macaw debutantes. Anyway, the season’s over and the flock of thirteen that spent its days flying up and down this beach during January has broken up. Now it’s mainly a pair and a trio that feast on these almond trees – I’ve just heard squawking and looked up to see two pairs and the trio, so who knows. Macaws mate for life and are generally in twos, so I’m curious to know more about the spare macaw. Is it a widow or widower the others take pity on? An offspring that won’t leave the nest? Are they having a ménage a trois? The groups come together in a tall palm beside the track up to the hotel, and then head for their preferred trees, one of which is the beach almond in front of the house.
Such a cool video. I’ve yet to see scarlet macaws in the wild, at least not this close up. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! They’re weirdly hard to spot given their size and colouring – but the constant racket gives them away. I don’t think there’s a better place to see scarlet macaws than here on the Osa coast. We had flocks of 13 plus feeding in the beach almonds in front of the house. Anyway, thank you again for taking the time to comment!