Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
Wednesday 4 January 2017 80 °F
Today (Tuesday, January 3) was yet another fantastic day on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos!
Some birding in and around Northwest Point National Park in the morning once again yielded some nice finds.
THICK-BILLED VIREO, a typical scrubland bird of the north Caribbean islands:
Male PRAIRIE WARBLER:
Male AMERICAN KESTREL:
Although I was hoping it was one of the rarer dove species, this just turned out to be a MOURNING DOVE:
During the afternoon, we visited Sapadillo Bay, which was beautiful with water of depths of about three feet extending hundreds of yards from the shore. Although it did rain off-and-on as it sometimes does in the Caribbean, I did manage to get in a bit of birding.
Stunning male PRAIRIE WARBLER that posed so well for me when I "spished" it in:
Unidentified shorebird. Any ideas?
Distant BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS:
It was another great day on the island! Bird-of-the-day goes to the beautiful Prairie Warbler with runners-up to the Black-bellied Plovers, a species I seldom get the chance to see.
World Life List: 929 Species (no life birds today)