BIRDING PAL WORKS!
Let me introduce you to PERCIVAL HANLEY. Birding Pal, Banker, Caribbean and Fantastic Bloke. It was he who met us from the ship, straight into his car we were 'in the field' within minutes. Our days experience need little in the way of words so I'll let the pictures tell the story.
CATTLE EGRET in Breeding Plumage (part of a colony of 200 or more).
One of 5 species that were on our 'hit list' today
and the PEARLY-EYED started to break cover. Now came the real challenge, as the day was rapidly coming to an end the Hummers started their pre-roost feed and traveling at the Speed of Sound made capturing an image almost impossible.
First in was a GREEN-THROATED CARIB (number 3 of the days 'target' birds),
quickly followed by No4 ANTILLEAN CRESTED HUMMINGBIRD. Note:- We missed number 5 but it's very much in our sights for another day!
Here's me with Shelagh, Percy and Brian breaking the cardinal rule, NO ALCOHOL, but I was in safe company. Thank you Percy for your help, entertainment and good nature!