David Rayner Photography | Birds of Grenada

GRENADA BIRDS
The three galleries which resulted from holidays in Grenada have now been amalgamated. The file names also contain characters 1.x for February 2013, 2.x for July 2013 and 3.x for February 2014. A few additional photos have been included and a couple removed.
As viewers may know, the Striated Heron gave rise to much interest and to date there have been well over 1,000 visits to the Flickr, eBird Caribbean Rarities Group. Of the remainder, the Bananaquit (St Vincent race) seems to have attracted most attention on Flickr.
In the third gallery I mentioned that, thanks to our excellent guide Anthony Jeremiah (Jerry), the famed Grenada Dove was spotted twice - on Mount Hartman. Unfortunately it was not photographed. On each occasion it managed to scuttle off through fairly dense woodland before the cameraman homed in on it. In this gallery I have also included two awful photographs of the Blue-black Grassquit. For those not aware, it is known for its habit of leaping upwards from its perch, often while singing, before landing back where it started. It is great to watch and I am only sorry I didn’t manage to get close enough to secure some decent photos.

Ani, Smooth-billed 1.1

Ani, Smooth-billed 1.1

Ani, Smooth-billed 2.1

Ani, Smooth-billed 2.1

Ani, Smooth-billed 2.2

Ani, Smooth-billed 2.2

Ani, Smooth-billed 3.1

Ani, Smooth-billed 3.1

Ani, Smooth-billed 3.2 [i]

Ani, Smooth-billed 3.2 [i]

Ani, Smooth-billed 3.3 [i]

Ani, Smooth-billed 3.3 [i]

Ani, Smooth-billed 3.4 [i]

Ani, Smooth-billed 3.4 [i]

Bananaquit (St Vincent race) 3.1

Bananaquit (St Vincent race) 3.1

Bananaquit (St Vincent race) 3.2

Bananaquit (St Vincent race) 3.2

Bananaquit (St Vincent race) 3.3

Bananaquit (St Vincent race) 3.3

Bananaquit 1.1

Bananaquit 1.1

Bananaquit 2.1

Bananaquit 2.1

Bananaquit 3.1

Bananaquit 3.1

Booby, Brown 1.1

Booby, Brown 1.1

Booby, Brown 3.1

Booby, Brown 3.1

Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean 1.1 [f]

Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean 1.1 [f]

Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean 1.2

Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean 1.2

Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean 2.1

Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean 2.1

Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean 3.1

Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean 3.1

Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean 3.2 [f]

Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean 3.2 [f]