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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.


  1. Least Sandpiper

    Least Sandpiper

    A slightly older photo
  2. Black-faced Grassquit

    Black-faced Grassquit

    The greenish color on the rear underside could easily be a result of reflections from the vegetation.
  3. Viewing platform occupied.jpg

    Viewing platform occupied.jpg

    On a local pond they are erecting this structure which I assume is going to be a viewing platform. As construction is still ongoing, people are not supposed to get on yet. However, this great egret did not get the message :-)
  4. White-tailed Hawk immature

    White-tailed Hawk immature

    This was the closest I got to this hawk today. It is clearly not an adult bird, only the two central tail feathers have been molted.
  5. Diving hawk composite.jpg

    Diving hawk composite.jpg

    The last four are consecutive frames, while there is a little larger gap between no 1 and 2. I eventually lost track of the bird, when it was re-found shortly after, it was sitting on a pole ripping something apart. This is a rare bird for the Caribbean (north of T&T), first for Barbados and...
  6. Ruff feeding

    Ruff feeding

    Ruff is considered a rare bird in Barbados where this is from.
  7. Hungry Heron

    Hungry Heron

    This Green Heron had good success with his hunting
  8. Great Egret

    Great Egret

  9. Least Sandpiper

    Least Sandpiper

    One of the first birds I saw when stopping the car at this site.
  10. Eurasian Collared Dove

    Eurasian Collared Dove

    Drinking at the edge of the (freshwater) pond
  11. Scaly-naped Pigeon

    Scaly-naped Pigeon

    At the edge of a pond, probably wanting to drink as it is a dry period.
  12. Feeding Wilson's Phalarope

    Feeding Wilson's Phalarope

    Seemingly first time a bird has visited Barbados during spring.
  13. Ruff


    Presumably a male is the local consensus. This bird and two female (who usually occur together) have been touring our island during the last two weeks - and we are on the "wrong" side of the Atlantic!
  14. Least Sandpiper

    Least Sandpiper

    This looks like a bird in active moult
  15. Western Sandpiper eating

    Western Sandpiper eating

  16. Western Sandpiper

    Western Sandpiper

    This is a bird with long enough bill that it cannot be a semipalmated :)
  17. Pacific Golden Plover

    Pacific Golden Plover

    A second image of this visitor
  18. Pacific Golden Plover

    Pacific Golden Plover

    This bird has visited our island at the same time of year, several years in a row. (presumably the same bird).
  19. Barbados Bullfinch

    Barbados Bullfinch

    A portrait with a white wall and a few oof leaves behind him.
  20. Orange-winged Parrot

    Orange-winged Parrot

    From the feral population, a bird singing. Or at least clearly communicating with other nearby parrots. There is a little wind noise midway, and there is a little background noise from a kite hanging over the neighborhood.
  21. Gray Kingbird

    Gray Kingbird

    Likely subspecies vorax
  22. Common Ground Dove

    Common Ground Dove

    Sometimes called "Scaly-breasted Ground Dove," these small doves are fairly common around settlements, forest edges and gardens. They are difficult to photograph because they keep moving, bobbing their heads as they walk rapidly on the ground. This is a female, lacking any pink color on its...
  23. Black-faced Grassquit

    Black-faced Grassquit

    The name "Grassquit" means "grass bird", the "quit" element from Jamaican for bird. The race found in the Lesser Antilles is the smaller "M. b. omissa." Formerly included with other grassquits in the genus "Tiaris" but genetic studies found this species is sister to the St. Lucia Black Finch...
  24. Barbados Bullfinch

    Barbados Bullfinch

    Formerly lumped with the Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (L. noctis) this species is endemic to Barbados. The Barbados Bullfinch differs in having no dark male plumage. Instead males and females both look the same and resemble females. Thanks to Niels Larsen for helping us find this bird. It is...
  25. Carib Grackle

    Carib Grackle

    Ranging from Northern South America through the Lesser Antilles, this small, short-tailed grackle was locally common on our recent visit. Here on Barbados, the race "Q. l. fortirostris" is endemic although it has apparently been introduced to Barbuda and Antigua (and possibly St. Kitts). It is...