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Day 2: 2 life birds 2 kick off 2017!

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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!
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BANAQUITS, such as these guys, abounded throughout the day:
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Male AMERICAN KESTREL:
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The resort at which we are staying is located at a beautiful seafront location:
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Pretty butterfly:
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COMMON GROUND-DOVE:
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THICK-BILLED VIREO:
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BLACK-FACED GRASSQUIT:
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This beautiful PRAIRIE WARBLER was an amazing life bird for me!
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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.

Brown Pelican
Osprey
American Kestrel
Common Ground-Dove
Dove Sp.
Mangrove Cuckoo***
Smooth-billed Ani
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Thick-billed Vireo
Cape May Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Prairie Warbler***
Bananaquit
Black-faced Grassquit
Passerine Sp.

Posted by skwclar 17:26 Archived in Turks/Caicos Islands Tagged mangrove_cuckoo prairie_warbler

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