Buff-throated saltators

Buff-throated saltators

Watching the birds being fed a breakfast of ripe fruit while we ate our own Costa Rican-style breakfast was a real treat! We saw several species of birds, including these Buff-throated saltators (Saltator maximus) as well as Orange-chinned Parakeets (Brotogeris jugularis) and Green Honeycreepers (Chlorophanes spiza). Taken on my recent holiday to Costa Rica over Christmas 2022.

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I’m Alex Clarke

Geologist, educator, photographer, first aider, leathercrafter… I am a person of diverse interests and expertise.

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Johannes Gutenberg–Universität Mainz. My research focusses on the tectonics of subduction zones and understanding how the physical heterogeneity the plate boundary interface influences the wider-scale tectonics and hazards. I also love to teach and am interested in innovative and engaging methods of teaching earth sciences, both in the classroom and in the field.

I am also a hobbyist nature photographer and my images highlight the hidden wonder and diversity of our natural world. In my remaining time, I volunteer as an Advanced First Aider for St John Ambulance and am a hobbyist leathercrafter.