Day 1 - Thurs 7 Jun 18 - Habana
Our flight left Gatwick at 10.30am and arrived at Habana at 3pm local time. On previous occasions it had taken an age to get through Habana airport caused by long delays at security and painfully slow unloading of luggage. On this occasion however we were very pleasantly surprised and we were out of the airport with luggage in record time by 4pm. We were collected and transferred to the BeLive Copacabana Hotel in the city.
I spent a while photographing the Cuban Martins that were nesting under the broken roof panels. The light wasn't great by this time and my attempts at flight photography were poor so I concentrated on a male that came and landed on the stair balcony wall below. These birds are summer endemics ie they breed only on Cuba but spend the winter in S America. Whilst the males are all dark, the females have a brown throat and and a pale unstreaked breast and belly.
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