Sunday 1 January 2017 82 °F
Today was our first full day on the island of Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands. We spent the day birding, swimming, and snorkeling. Although the snorkeling was slightly disappointing, I found some quality bird species today.
The wifi is very spotty so I will add photos once I have a strong enough connection...
I kicked off the day to a good start with sighting this awesome life-bird MANGROVE CUCKOO which posed oh so nicely just five feet away from me! I thought these were supposed to be elusive!
BANAQUITS, such as these guys, abounded throughout the day:
Male AMERICAN KESTREL:
The resort at which we are staying is located at a beautiful seafront location:
This beautiful PRAIRIE WARBLER was an amazing life bird for me!
Bird-of-the-day goes to the stunning MANGROVE CUCKOO, with runner-up To my other life bird, the PRAIRIE WARBLER. The list for today is attached below.
Cape May Warbler