Sunday, March 05, 2017

CUBAN EMERALD

Stunning little bird endemic to Cuba, pair always in Hotel gardens. This is a female

BLACK THROATED BLUE WARBLER

Very common in Cuba, we had a male everyday coming to Cake outside our room, stunning birds.



CUBAN VIREO

Much easier to see this year, endemic to Cuba, called frequently and at times sounded like Red Eyed Vireo.


BLUE WINGED TEAL

Always out of sight under mangroves, appears to be common enough in Cuba.




GREAT BLUE HERON

Seen most days on lake between hotels, Cuba


YELLOW FACED GRASSQUIT

Common around any rough areas in Cuba, several in Hotels garden and along track edges along main road.





Sunday, February 19, 2017

TURKEY VULTURE

Never got fed up of the Turkey Vultures in Cuba



YELLOW CROWNED NIGHT HERON

Always on bridge between two hotels early morning.

TURKEY VULTURE

Just off for Breakfast outside the French Resturant


RED LEGGED THRUSH

A very flighty bird, two kept coming to the cake we put out, but would fly off  and sit in the canopy if they saw anyone. This bird was in the woodland outside Sol Rio de Luna and came out while pisshing for Warblers.





Sunday, February 12, 2017

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

Rare migrant through this area, stood with several Black Necked Stilts.

KILLDEER

Cracking birds seen everyday around the sewage works.

GREAT WHITE EGRET

Common mornings and evenings on the lake




BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON

Several birds in the area , roosting in the Mangroves around lake edge.

SMOOTH BILLED ANI

We saw these birds several times in Hotels Garden, they call to each other frequently so are easy to pick up, plus they look weird when in flight, very distinctive shape.