Thursday, May 25, 2006

Tobago (I wish)

I’m not enjoying this rainy drought and this weekend looks like being another wet one. So, here are some colourful photographs from sunnier climes. My sister, Ruth, and her husband were recently in Tobago in the Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela. Although she is not a birder, with someone like me in the family it’s not surprising that some of my enthusiasm has rubbed off. They hired two local expert bird guides for two trips - Peter Cox for Tobago Forest Reserve and David Rooks for Little Tobago island - and came back with a good list of exotic species. Some of the birds I glanced from Ruth’s envious list included Red-billed Tropicbird, Magnificent Frigatebird, Red-footed Booby, Cocoa Woodcreeper, Great Black Hawk, White-fringed Antwren, Rufous-vented Chachalaca (Cocorico), Red-crowned Woodpecker, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Blue-backed Manakin and various hummingbirds to name a few. Below are some of her excellent photographs, taken with a small compact digital camera. Just shows that you don’t need a long lens to get some nice shots here!

Peter Cox - Tobago Nature Tours
David Rooks - Rooks Nature Tours

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thats a nice shot of the hummer with it's toungue out! Tim.