This handsome guy is a Great Kiskadee which is the national bird of Costa Rica. You can’t miss it, because even if you can’t see it, you’ll hear it’s call, “KISS-KA-DEE.” It caused some havoc, though, one afternoon, when he flew into our hotel room via the sliding terrace glass door, and started flapping around our room! It got really worrisome when he saw himself in the wardrobe mirror and started attacking the mirror. Fortunately, we finally managed to get him to fly back out, and he seemed okay.
An unexpected visitor to our hotel. Both the males and the females have this same extraordinary plumage, and they live 40-50 years in the wild. They must like the way they look because they are monogamous!
Monday morning, Bossa Nova goodness with Martina DaSilva and Josh Turner. Martina is a native Portuguese speaker, but Josh also got props in his YouTube comments for his excellent Portuguese pronunciation.
March is the birthday of golden age radio comedians Bob and Ray, so herein, our Bob & Ray-ish radio segment, featuring Rick Tuman, as broadcast yesterday on the Arts Express radio program on WBAI FM NY and Pacifica affiliates across the nation
Monday morning, a spirited sing-in. This was recorded at Strawberry Fields, the small garden patch just inside the entrance to Central Park, across the street from the Dakota, the apartment building where John and Yoko lived. A crowd gathers every year there on Lennon’s birthday Oct 9th and sings. This was from last October’s gathering.