After a quiet night cruising, we arrived off of
On the way in there were a crowd of ROYAL TERN on one of the dolphins
and amongst then a COMMON TERN*
From my lofty perch there was just a single CARIBBEAN MARTIN*, out of the dozen or so, that was brave enough to perch briefly, it may well have been a breeding site with all the movement.
was most obliging before reaching the nearby Bus Dept where the people were in the same frame of mind. It was TT$8 (a couple of quid or so) to get to Roxborough on the north east of the Island and a fantastic birding area behind a neatly arranged estate of bungalows.
and in a nearby huge, orange flowered tree were an estimated 150+ Hummingbirds
but the surprise coming by way of CRESTED OROPENDOLA the first 'lifer' of the day.
but possibly a RUBY TOPAZ, hope to get these sorted out en-route
while a PALM TANAGER* graced the power cables as I made an 'overlong' wait for the bus.Each person who arrived at the stop told me a different time, and finally a lady changed $US5 and we traveling a collectivo taxi back to the capita'. Out of the change there was enough for 2 beers, much needed after 6 hours in 85F.
An update on the score so far.
Trip Total = 121 'Lifers' = 14