Cuba - March 2005

Jim Rose and Dave Ferguson

Herons, Egrets and Ibis

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Glossy Ibis

Near Vado del Jeso

The above photos were taken from the car.  We just happened to be driving past these extensive paddy fields which were obviously ideal for the Glossy Ibis, of which we estimated that there were 750.

White Ibis

Also in the paddy fields near Vado del Jeso

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Great Egret

Also in the  paddy fields near Vado del Jeso.  This is part of a group of about 50.

Tri-coloured Heron

Seen on our epic drive through the Sierra Maestra mountains

 

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Tri-coloured Heron

This individual was seen on a small reservoir to the east of Puerto Padre.

Snowy Egret

Also seen on the small reservoir to the east of Puerto Padre.

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Green Heron

Seen on our epic drive through the Sierra Maestra mountains.  The small river here produced many birds.

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Reddish Egret

Sierra Maestra mountains.   Perched on a tree close to the Green Heron

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Yellow-crowned Night-heron

Pictured high in the trees in the steep valley rising above the hotel at El Salton.  There were at least five birds and one nest.

 

Little Blue Heron

Seen on farmland along the road leading to the Villa Pinares de Mayari

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