Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Well, the Ratface USA has been out for a 3rd time in a week. The electrics perform well on the 110v power supply, but unfortunately it has been fairly windy and pretty cold for the time of year. However, there has still been a host of various beetles, lacewings, flying ants and even a grasshopper!
Anyway here are a few of the moths; I can't find out any information about any of them as I don't think mothing is high on the average Caymanian's agenda. There is a surprising amount of micro moths out here and most of the macros are on the small side. I have yet to catch anything huge, but I've got a bit longer to try. See What you think and try naming them if you can.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
.........Well, what a lovely place and what a temperature difference from Blighty!
After convalescing at my sister's house for a few days, it was time to get out and about. Luckily we've got a car at our disposal for the next couple of weeks and we made full use of it by yesterday going to the Botanical Gardens in the centre of the Island. I brought along my trusty compact Lumix and have been experimenting with some digiscoping ready for another foray in the next few days.
Trying to look like a rugged adventurer.....
Greater Antillean Grackle
One of the commonest birds on the island.
West Indian Woodpecker
West Indian Whistling Duck
Uncommon in the region, but fairly plentiful on Grand Cayman. We saw 3 at the Botanical Gardens.
Other birds not pictured were- Northern Flicker, Northern Water Thrush, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Tricoloured Heron, Least Bittern, Pied-billed Grebe, Black-winged Stilt, Common Gallinule, Magnificent Frigatebird, Yellow-faced Grassquit, Cuban Bullfinch, Palm Warbler, Bananaquit, American Redstart, Grey Catbird, Cayman Island Parrot and more.............