This morning, though, we did see it catch a shore crab and knock it senseless before swallowing it. And, although the morning was quite cloudy, I did get some shots. The following are all cropped pretty heavily (because I don't have a long lens yet!), but not too bad given the circumstances.
|A juvenile Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Tigrisoma mexicanum.|
|"You in there?"|
|Tiger herons will perch in trees - I have seen them in the Noni trees before.|
After watching the tiger heron, I went to check on the American redstart that hangs out in the small orange tree. To my surprise, in addition to the redstart, there was another warbler that I did not recognize. It took no notice of me as I snapped away at it; it was focused on catching its breakfast while I was attempting to focus on it. It moved around very quickly, in stark contrast to the slow-motion tiger heron. As it foraged on the insects in the sparse grass, it hopped closer and closer to me. A very pretty little bird that Dennis identified as a female Magnolia Warbler.
|Female Magnolia Warbler.|
|White spot on tail, streaked yellow breast, white eye ring, grey head, white wing bars on dark wings, olive upper back.|
|And don't forget the white underwing pits and yellow rump!|
|Lovely little bird that spends its winters here in Belize as well as a large part of Central America in general.|
A fun morning of bird watching with the continued sounds of construction in the background.