It wasn’t really a day of work today but while out and about on a remote beach to the northeast of Middle Caicos we had some great views of the local birds. A brown pelican was hunting along the shoreline as usual, in fact more than one were out and about today. Next we were treated to a Bahama mockingbird singing, song thrush like, on the top of a sea grape bush just back from the shore. Despite being called a mockingbird is doesn’t mimic other birds songs.
However the highlight of the day has to go to the osprey. Not just a flypast today but a bird sat on a low rocky cliff just metres away from us, when it finally flew off it gave us a fishing display in the bay before disappearing out of sight. Having spent the last two years on the Kielder osprey watch it’s hard to believe that one will sit so close, unconcerned as to our presence.
And the mosquitoes? Not much different unfortunately, they even bothered us a little along the beach.