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

st. philip

  1. A heron and an egret.jpg

    A heron and an egret.jpg

    Nearer bird is a snowy egret and more distant is a little blue heron immature.
  2. Snowy Egret

    Snowy Egret

    Shorter neck plumes than the hybrids from the same date
  3. Hybrids Little x Snowy Egret

    Hybrids Little x Snowy Egret

    The right hand bird is very clearly one of these, with both long and intermediate filaments at the neck. The next one also seems to be one, except less certain. The left hand bird only is included because behavior made me think these were members of the same litter.
  4. Ruff feeding

    Ruff feeding

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

    Hungry Heron

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

    Great Egret

  7. Least Sandpiper

    Least Sandpiper

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

    Eurasian Collared Dove

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

    Scaly-naped Pigeon

    At the edge of a pond, probably wanting to drink as it is a dry period.
  10. 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!
  11. Least Sandpiper

    Least Sandpiper

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

    Western Sandpiper eating

  13. Western Sandpiper

    Western Sandpiper

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

    Pacific Golden Plover

    A second image of this visitor
  15. 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).
  16. Muddy Buddy

    Muddy Buddy

    This Semipalmated Plover has a bill looking larger than normal, and it is green. In reality, it is because the bill is covered in the mud and whatever else the gui stuff, it was running around in, consisted of.
  17. Ruddy Turnstone

    Ruddy Turnstone

    Not yet in full breeding plumage
  18. Stilt Sandpiper

    Stilt Sandpiper

  19. Curlew Sandpiper with Semipalmated plover in the background

    Curlew Sandpiper with Semipalmated plover in the background

    The biggest rarity on the island for a while.
  20. Spring Least Sandpiper

    Spring Least Sandpiper

    If anyone is in doubt: legs are yellow if you zoom in on them.
  21. Little egret or Hybrid

    Little egret or Hybrid

    I do not doubt that at least 75% of the genes in this bird are Little Egret. The very Orange-yellow facial skin and the slight filamentous ruff at the neck (visible in a different photo) gives me food for thought that this might be a hybrid with Snowy E.
  22. Eared Dove at the swamp

    Eared Dove at the swamp

  23. Grassland Yellowfinch

    Grassland Yellowfinch

    This is a feral but naturalized species on the island.
  24. Faded Semipalmated Plover

    Faded Semipalmated Plover

    This is among the most faded individuals I remember seeing of this species
  25. Gull-billed Tern

    Gull-billed Tern

    First time I have photographed this species within the Caribbean. By range this should be subspecies aranea