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Just before sunrise, Caribbean Style

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Just before sunrise, Caribbean Style

Plaza Hotel, Curacao

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Plaza Hotel, Curacao

St. Joseph Parish Church

St. Joseph, Barbados

about islands

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about islands

Sunrise over Aņasco, with pelicans, Puerto Rico

Sunrise over Aņasco, as viewed from near Rincon, Puerto Rico. Included in this view to the east are two brown Pelicans, which were commonly feeding/fishing along the shore.

F6212E7 - Big Fish Chasing Little Fish

Abrupt turn in front of my face as he changes direction toward the little fish.

Protest against the government's demonisation of the Windrush Generation.

Windrush Square, Brixton

Rachel Heywood, local Independent councillor.

Protest against the government's demonisation of the Windrush Generation.
Windrush Square, Brixton

Gary Younge, journalist for The Guardian newspaper.

Protest against the government's demonisation of the Windrush Generation.
Windrush Square, Brixton.

Colorfull Jamaica

Negril Jamaica -- 03/2018

Green Honeycreeper male, Trinidad

Uploading problems this morning, including photos taking ages to appear on my photostream and then, when they do finally appear, they are so blurry for a while. Just discovered that other people's photos are not always showing, either. I really dislike the 'new' font that is being used - too thick, blurry and not as easy to read. However, I do like the fact that the small 'i' now has a separate dot on it. Now my name looks like Elliott instead of Elllott : )

Wish I had been able to catch this handsome male Green Honeycreeper with a slightly better composition - oops. You can still see the rather fancy variation in the feather colour.

This photo of a female Green Honeycreeper was taken on 16 March 2017, Day 4 of our 8-day (plus 2 travel days) trip to Trinidad & Tobago. The common name comes from the female, which is a very definite green, unlike the turquoise of the male. Have posted a photo of a female in a comment box below.

"The green honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza) is a small bird in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to Brazil, and on Trinidad. It is the only member of the genus Chlorophanes.

The male is mainly blue-tinged green with a black head and a mostly bright yellow bill. The female green honeycreeper is grass-green, paler on the throat, and lacks the male's iridescence and black head. Immatures are plumaged similar to females.

This is a forest canopy species. The female green honeycreeper builds a small cup nest in a tree, and incubates the clutch of two brown-blotched white eggs for 13 days. It is less heavily dependent on nectar than the other honeycreepers, fruit being its main food (60%), with nectar (20%) and insects (15%) as less important components of its diet." From Wikipedia.

This adventure was only the second holiday of any kind, anywhere, that I have had in something like 30 or 35 years! The other holiday was a wonderful, one-week trip with my dear friends from England, Linda and Tony, when we went down south to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons in September 2012. I have had maybe half a dozen weekends away, including to Waterton National Park, which have helped keep me going.

Six birding/photographer friends and I decided that we would take this exciting trip together (from 12-21 March 2017), spending the first two or three days on the island of Tobago and then the rest of the time at the Asa Wright Nature Centre on the nearby, much larger island of Trinidad. We decided to take a complete package, so everything was included - accommodation at both places, all our food, and the various walks and day trips that we could choose from. Two of my friends, Anne B. and Brenda, saw to all the planning of flights and accommodations, which was so very much appreciated by the rest of us. I could never have done all this myself! We were so lucky with our flights, as we were just in time to get Black Friday prices, which were 50% off!

What a time we had, seeing so many beautiful and interesting things - and, of course, everything was a lifer for me. Some of these friends had visited Costa Rica before, so I think were familiar with some of the birds. There was a lot more to see on Trinidad, so we were glad that we chose Tobago to visit first and then spend a longer time at Asa Wright. It was wonderful to be right by the sea, though, at the Blue Waters Inn on the island of Tobago. Just gorgeous.

The Asa Wright Nature Centre, on Trinidad, is such an amazing place! We stayed in cabins up or down hill from the main building. Really, one doesn't need to travel away from the Centre for birding, as so many different species visit the Hummingbird feeders that are right by the huge, open veranda, and the trees of the rain forest high up the mountainous road. The drive up and down this narrow, twisting, pot-holed road was an adventure in itself! Never would I ever do this drive myself - we had a guide who drove us everywhere in a minibus. I had read many accounts of this road, lol! There was enough room for two vehicles to pass each other, and the honking of horns was almost continuous - either to warn any vehicle that might be coming fast around the next bend or as a sign that drivers knew each other. The drive along this road, from the coast to Asa Wright, took just over an hour each way.

I still miss the great food that was provided every single day at Asa Wright and even the Rum Punch that appeared each evening. I never drink at all, so I wasn't sure if I would even try the Punch - glad I did, though, as it was delicious and refreshing. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all served buffet-style, with a great variety of dishes from which to choose. To me, pure luxury. So very, very grateful to have been invited to be part of this amazing adventure.

This is a video that I came across on YouTube, taken by Rigdon Currie and Trish Johnson, at many of the same places we visited on Trinidad and Tobago. Not my video, but it made me feel like I was right there still. Posting the link here again, so that I won't lose it.

I also came across the following 27-minute YouTube video of the flora and fauna of Trinidad, filmed by John Patrick Smith in February 2015.


A storm approaches Pelicano in the Guna Yala Islands, Panama, November 2017.

Sundown - Bequia

Port Elizabeth Harbor
The Grenadines

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Anolis hendersoni (Cochran, 1923)

Henderson's anole (Anolis hendersoni) is a Caribbean species of anole that is endemic to Haiti and some parts of the Dominican republic. Males of this species are pretty colorful animals, and their elongated head gives them a special look!

Saona, sunset-9131

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Saona, sunset-9131

Saona, sunset-9139

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Saona, sunset-9139

Trinidad - Cuba

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Trinidad - Cuba

Female orbweaver spider sitting atop egg case

Female orbweaver spider sitting atop egg case from the Colombian Caribbean.
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24 hours late ⌚️

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