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Friday, 25 April 2014

Tortola (caribbean)

So a few days later we were on another island for the day.It was time to spend an afternoon on the beach.Whilst my wife sunbathed,I went for a short stroll were there seemed to be some bird activity.The brown boobies were diving for fish,so a pleasant hour was spent trying to capture some of the action

It was difficult trying to keep the focus locked on the birds,as they came down like exocet missiles.

A royal tern was joining in the action,trying to catch some food!

At the back of the beach was a small saltmarsh lagoon were this Lesser yellowlegs was feeding.

Back on board ship,I spotted this magnificent frigate bird with wing tag attached.When I returned home,I recearched the internet about the scheme and sent off an e mail with attached photo.A day later I received a reply from the person who actually tagged the bird,telling me that it was a 3 yr old female which she had tagged on a neighbouring island as a chick.These birds wander far and wide so she was pleasantly surprised it was still in the vicinity!

As ever another stunning sunset to savour.I never get tired of watching the sun go down in the Caribbean seas! Again thanks for dropping by and looking in,and I`ll post more images from the caribbean shortly.

1 comment:

  1. Paul. Great images from Tortola and great research on the frigate bird..Looks like more cocktails would have been enjoyed with the magnificent sunsets