Day 17 - 7 Oct - Oriente Warbler
After yesterdays exertions we spent today walking the local tracks near the Hotel Luna y Mares. One surprise was seeing several Oriente Warbler. We have seen these further to the east but never before here near the hotel. This endemic is found along the north coast as far as Villa Clara Province and seems to be the eastern equivalent of Yellow-headed Warbler that occurs as a disjunct species further to the west.
And I never tire of photographing the Cuban Tody. What amazing little gems they are.
And sticking with the birds I spent a while at the lagoon in the afternoon as there always photo opportunities here though I don't think I got the exposure quite right on these Great White Egrets.
A new butterfly for us in this area was a Poey's Swallowtail Heraclides caiguanabus. And we also saw another Cuban Longtail Chioides marmorosa to follow the one we saw yesterday. There was also a fresh emergence of Impostor Duskywing Gesta gesta following the rain
There aren't many things that can hurt you in the countryside in Cuba. Some plants are best avoided as they can cause a serious rash and blistering and I always give these wasps the respect they deserve by not invading their space as they can and do sting.
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