My father and I went out again this morning to the swamp nearby.
When we arrived, the Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Common Moorhen were there, and after awhile two Yellow-crowned Night Herons and three Green Herons flew by, and one Green Heron stopped but too far away for a close-up picture. But I took advantage of the fact that it had stopped anyway and took a picture.
I was hoping to get close to the Great Egret for a picture as I was returning to the car, and caught a glimpse of yellow and followed it in to the trees. To my surprise two Solitary Sandpipers were there, but I hadn’t forgotten about the yellow bird. I peered into the tree, it was very hard to see the bird, but I got a fairly good look at it so I think it was a Yellow Warbler. I hope it was.
The Great Egret,
This morning there was only the one male Common Moorhen,
The Great Blue Heron,
The Green Heron,
Brown Pelicans on a fishing boat,
Just as we got in to the car and started going down the road I saw some kind of a black bird. I told my dad to back the car up, got out and started to look for the bird, and saw it was an immature Glossy Ibis,
I went out this morning at 6:15 to watch the birds in my grandmother’s garden. My dad heard me get up, so he asked me if I wanted to go to the nearby freshwater swamp. When we arrived I was very happy to see the resident great egret fishing for crabs and a very still Great Blue Heron. After a little bit of time passed, two Common Moorhens appeared, but then the best part of the trip was three Green Herons. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera so of course they came right up to us and it was very exciting. My dad and I hope to go out even earlier tomorrow morning, and I will make sure to bring my camera.
This morning I spotted:
1 Great Blue Heron
4 Common Moorhens
3 Green Herons
1 Yellow-crowned Night Heron
2 Zenaida Doves
2 Gray Kingbirds
5 Cattle Egrets
1 Pearly-eyed Thrasher
6 Lesser Antillean Bullfinches
2 Magnificent Frigatebirds
3 Brown Pelicans
2 Purple-throated Caribs
Here are some pictures of birds I’ve taken in and around my grandparents’ garden.
Bananaquits, small pollinating birds,
Cattle Egret immature Little Blue Heron on top of my grandmother’s pool house,
Beautiful Brown Pelicans at the beach,
Driving around the island I spotted 11 Greater Yellowlegs,
A female Black-faced Grassquit on one of the cacti planted by my grandfather,
Male and female American Kestrels,
Immature Blackpoll Warbler,