A Prairie Warbler was in the trees at the front of the hotel as we went out this morning. The numbers of warblers that we are seeing only now seem to be increasing slightly as birds move south to their wintering grounds.
We got a taxi round to the Paradisus hotel and then walked along the edge of the forest which is the Parque Nacional Bahía de Naranjo. We saw several Gray Cracker Hamadryas februa and a Caribbean Banner Lucinia sida which have been surprisingly scarce on this trip. It seems their flight seasons are only just starting.
We also added two more species to the list for the trip in the form of a female Mexican Sailor Dynamine postverta and a Gold-spotted Aguna Aguna asander which flew past us along the track. This was not unexpected as we have seen them here before and a bit further along is the only Bauhinia bush that I know of in the area. It was difficult to access the bush this time as, following the hurricane, the Paradisus hotel have been dumping all their tree debris along the edge of the track. Bauhinia is the foodplant of the Aguna and although there was lots of feeding damage I couldn't see any larvae on this occasion.
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