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.
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.............