in the morning on November 27 th I left the Radisson hotel with
camera and binoculars. On the way to the Bubali Bird Sanctuary
a lone Osprey was observed
perched over one of the nearby ponds. Upon arriving at
the observation tower I noticed the Tricolored
Heron quietly seeking out small fish at the
base of the tower. The Common Moorhens
seem to be camped out at each of the ponds.
After the Heron left a small unidentified Waterthrush
was seen patrolling the water's edge.
The Sora made a brief appearance
as it moved thru the thick aquatic vegetation. Later in
the morning several Yellow warblers ,
Blackpoll warblers , and Bananaquit
birds were seen in the tree near the tower.
Sora at Bubali,
Aruba, November 2006. Photo by Rick S. (www.hawkwatcher.com)
the larger pond a group of Brown-throated parakeets
moved back and forth between the trees that
bordered the pond. In the distance the Magnificent
Frigatebirds circled over the area when something
strange caught my eye. One of the birds that followed
close behind was a Crested Caracara .
After taking several photographs I started to head back when
a Peregrine Falcon traveled
through over the larger pond. I considered this as time
well spent and after watching all these birds eating their breakfast
I decided to seek out some food myself.
at Bubali, Aruba, November 2006. Photo by Rick S. (www.hawkwatcher.com).
the week at the hotel garden area I observed Brown-throated
parakeets, Yellow warblers , Bananaquits,
Eared Doves, Tropical Mockingbird, Carib Grackle, and Black-faced
in Aruba was lots of fun.
Tricolored Heron, Bubali, Aruba,
November 2006. Photo by Rick S. (www.hawkwatcher.com).