Once again there were more good moths at the moth trap at the guard house. I've lots still to identify but here are just a few of them. The little dog Sasha joined us while we photographed them and then headed off down to breakfast with us.
We then went off with Eric and Yas in the jeep to El Codina and walked some new trails there. There were lots of warblers including Yellow-rumped and some good butterflies too - Red Striped Leafwing Siderone galanthis and Stinky Leafwing Historis odius. There were lots of White-angled Sulphur Anteos clorinde and we spent a while watching several male Oviedo's Swallowtail Heraclides oviedo. Apparently Indigo Bunting are often to be seen in the area and we saw one female but no males - nice to see as this was a new bird for me.
The tree ferns next to the track were very impressive. Back at the Centre we spent a while watching the West Indian Woodpecker feeding at the fat left out for them by the kitchen staff. A Caribbean Skipper Pyrrhocalles antiqua sat soaking in the afternoon sun and a Frosty Flasher Astraptes habana darted about nectaring on the Citrus flowers.
It was our last night at the Hotel Los Helechos and the staff had looked after us well. To celebrate getting rid of their longest-ever staying visitors (eight days) they had even reserved our table at dinner and gave us a wonderful starter of fruit - thanks guys - we will be back!
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