|Striated Heron - Butorides striata|
The two birds that may be considered rare were a Striated Heron - Butorides striata and a Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus. The Striated Heron is making its third appearance on the island since it was first sighted in July 2013. The other times were at the pond of the local recycling plant - SBRC in September 2015 and this year. The Striated was seen on May 19th.
|Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus|
The Glossy Ibis was seen in the Northern Parish of St. Lucy. This species is becoming a regular migrant to our shores with sightings in 2013, 14, 15 and now 2016.
|Black Swift - Cypseloides niger|
The other first for the year were Willet- Tringa semipalmata , Yellow-crowned Parrot - Amazona ochrocephala , thanks to the Global Big day, and Black Swift - Cypseloides niger.
As we go into what is traditionally the rainy season and another slow month, I am hoping the promised rain will come ushering in plenty of birds. Do enjoy your birding!
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