Tiny Costa Rica has 850 different bird species -- twice as many as the USA and Canada combined! You never have to go far to admire beautiful birds. In fact, they may be as close as . . . your lunch companion.
What might this white-throated magpie jay be thinking? Perhaps, "I'm better looking than you," or "I hear they have great sushi here at dinner."
Magpie jays breed cooperatively. Only the oldest pair of a group breeds, and all of the others help build the nest and feed the young. The mother incubates the eggs (for 16 to 21 days) and she is fed by her mate during that time.
Perhaps that explains this bird who wanted to join our lunch. His wife probably said, "Honey, please fly over to one of the many open air restaurants, such as the Cala Luna Resort in Langosta, and pick up some carry-out food for me for lunch."