viernes, 29 de abril de 2011

Taking care Bananaquit chicks

 A few days ago, a cousin of mine found in backyard banaquit a nest with 2 chicks. As did not see the parents decided to take them to his home and fed with baby food and has resulted. Now the chicks have feathers and soon will be ready for them to be released. I loved this because my cousin has only 10 years and is already interested in birds, few of their age are interested in birds and the environment here in Puerto Rico.

martes, 26 de abril de 2011

Little Birding

Today After many days without any "birding", today went out a few minutes to this place called "La boca". Although i was only a few minutes I counted 23 species, the day was cloudy so no photos. Here I leave the list.

Brown Pelican 1
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 3
Little Blue Heron 2
Tricolored Heron 2
Green Heron 2
Black-bellied Plover 2
Semipalmated Plover X
Killdeer X
Black-necked Stilt 10
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper X
Laughing Gull 1
Royal Tern 6
Sandwich Tern 9
White-winged Dove 4
Common Ground-Dove 2
Gray Kingbird 2
Caribbean Martin X
Greater Antillean Grackle X
Ruddy Turnstone 8
Sanderling 2

lunes, 18 de abril de 2011

Not just for the birds

Something caught my attention is the presence of lizards in my hummingbird feeder. Apparently for these nectar feeders is not just for birds. I observed several species of lizards in my backyard. But this particular species, the Anolis stratulus, they love this nectar, and I have counted up to 5 in one nectar feeder. I try to find a little more information about this lizard, but not found much. I found nothing to explain to me why he likes both this nectar. But still I find it interesting.