Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Botanical Gardens- Grand Cayman...........

.........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.

 Caribbean Elaenia

 Green Heron

 Northern Mockingbird

 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.............


  1. Minus 1 here and dropping, the last time March was this cold, I was 14 (there's memory for you).
    You haven't lost any ground in the wine race, and it looks as though the cold spell is with us into April with no sign of it warming up yet.

  2. Excellent news Trent! BTW, the Red-breasted Merg. has now been accepted!

  3. Nice one, I missed out on the WIWDucks when I was there. Where are the moth pics ?

  4. The mothing has been quite poor as it's been really windy and comparatively cold at just 23 degrees today. Also, can't have it out until the dog has to come in or he'll wreck it! Will put some on................
    Today I went to the infamous Governor Gore's Pool and saw a pair of Blue-winged Teal and got a Brown Pelican over Snug Harbour. Also Royal Terns in Georgetown harbour and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Pedro St. James.

  5. That pool is good for a few waders...it doesn't look much but there's some cracking birds there. Lots of stuff in the surrounding bushes too. Those terns are huge ! Any Rattle Box moths at Pedro ??