The SERENE now having to cleared the harbour, complete with helicopter, to make way for the Cruise Ships. You may have money man but there's always someone with just a little more.
SHINY COWBIRD, blamed for the demise of the Martinique Oriole.
Just a quick visit to the Fish Market en route to catch the bus.
Great views of the Island but destination was always to be Bathsheba where I had great fun before.
Today the surf was up and as it was to be a relaxing time
I headed for this little bar beach side for a beer and a drop of local rum. There I met Robert an ex-pat American who has lived here for the past 20 years
in this little pad down the road to which he invited me.
BAJAN BLACK-BELLIED SHEEP strayed unhindered into the garden
while across the road I noticed movement in the trees which turned out to be SCALY-NAPED PIGEON.
Finally, a chance to make one amendment.
My own identity of this bird on 18/12/2012 was Soft-plumaged Petrel which it most definitely it isn't. Through the good offices of Paul Harris, Martin Cade et al we now have the correct diagnosis, as a much less common and somewhat out of its usual rage, a TRINIDADE (HERALD) PETREL which is a fabulous addition to any bird list. I thank all of those who wrote to put me right, which I always welcome
and finally I now have the identity of this one which I had no idea about. Steve Smith writes to say it is a CARIB GRACKLE while Anthony Levesque from Guadeloupe qualified this by adding that it is a 'female'. Thanks to you as well gents, it's always good to put these things to bed!