It was an unexpected pleasure to discover Festival Estudiantil de Las Artes.
My wandering in the city yesterday led me back to central San Jose. Tuesdays are Teatro Mediodia at the National Theater and while I had decided not to see the show I wanted to visit a store not far from there. As soon I got off the bus I heard drums.
This beautiful, tiny little guy is a Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum). I haven't seen one in the yard in a long time. The last time I posted about one was in September 2011. It has been awhile. They aren't easy to spot. This guy was looking right at me as I headed up the driveway from our morning walk.