We often use Alejandro and his blue Chevy for local taxi journeys and we got him today to take us a couple of miles to the east where we saw quite a few more Mangrove Buckeye Junonia neildi in the mangroves behind the beach and Impostor Duskywing Gesta gesta and Antillean Crescent Antillea pelops.
We then went on to Yaguajay south-east of Guardalavaca where we have seen some nice things in the past but the fields that we have been to before are rapidly scrubbing over and have become impossible to enter but we did see our first Cuban Leafwing Anaea cubana of the trip and three Caribbean Daggerwing Marpesia eleuchea. as well as Smudged Yellow Eurema lucina and a Cuban Snout Libytheana motya.
Back at our hotel and there were two or three Common Terns in winter plumage flying up and down the beach feeding.
Lynn was talking to one of the security guards yesterday who told her that fruit bats came to the fig tree Ficus crassinervia (thank you Eddy for the identification) beside the wedding gazebo each evening at dusk. What a great way to spend half an hour as the sun goes down and watching lots of fruit bats come in to this tree, quickly pluck off a fig and fly off with it to feed - a real wildlife spectacular and we were the only people enjoying it!
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