Enter BARBADOS and my second bite at this particular cherry. Weather-wise a game of 2 halves with bright and hot sunshine one minute (82F) and heavy showers the next, and predicted for our 3 days here. Anyway, there was only one intent early morning and that was to find
On my last visit I drew a 'blank' with the target bird which has been absent from my World List ever since. However, after a little truck with Mac the Taxi, who wanted us to go where he wanted to go, we finally found the pond and the
we found a total of c4 Masked Ducks, this one an unknown quantity as non-breeding males, female and juveniles can all look the same.
GREEN HERON were seen here in good numbers and looked very good against the fine vegetation.
There's another Green Heron, and the
rest of the Ducks are coming out to play.
another couple of shots before we move off
the partly close GRAEME HALL NATURE RESERVE
while still wondering at the DOVEs and
Bit of a strange set up here, as entry was FREE but each of us were obliged to make a purchase at the CAFE.
3 lovely ladies to help us out, and if indeed an excuse were needed it was one for a Cool Beer.
My company today consisted of PATRICK, PAM (a non-birder but most welcome all the same) along with Brian and 'demon spotter' Shelagh.
For an hour we wandered around the seriously manicured parkland, noting these huge fresh water Fish,
On the way back we noted some of the beaches Barbados is famed for, but as long as I don't have to visit them I'll be happy.