Cuban green heron and gallinule


Northern waterthrush, 6 March 2017

Still, after our earlier blog post about that day, 6 March 2017 at Las Terrazas nature reserve in Cuba. We went to a stream; where we saw this northern waterthrush; a North American species wintering here.

Rowing boats, 6 March 2017

We continued to a lake; rowing boats there.

Common gallinule, 6 March 2017

And this common gallinule.

A red-tailed hawk flying.

An Antillean palm swift flying over the water. This species lives only in Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica.

Green heron, 6 March 2017

Near the bank, in shallow water, a green heron looks for food.

Green heron, Cuba, 6 March 2017

I remember this species from Costa Rica.

A double-crested cormorant swims.

A spotted sandpiper on the bank.

The bus continues to Viñales.

Along the motorway, another lake. Cuban black hawk (an endemic species), snail kite and little blue heron are present.

So are brown pelicans.

Farm buildings, 6 March 2017

We pass colourful farm buildings.

Farm buildings, on 6 March 2017

Palm leaf roof buildings are especially for processing tobacco for the famous Cuban cigars.

Mountains, 6 March 2017

We pass mountains, with typically west Cuban shapes.

Shop, 6 March 2017

At a viewpoint, a small shop with, eg, Che Guevara t-shirts.

We arrived in Viñales. Stay tuned!

This video says about itself:

Viñales is a beautiful valley with limestone (karst) landscape. It is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

According to UNESCO: “The Viñales Valley is an outstanding karst landscape in which traditional methods of agriculture (notably tobacco growing) have survived unchanged for several centuries.”

In the video: Viñales town, views to the valley from Los Jasmines & La Ermita, Mural de la Prehistoria, Los Aquaticos, Gruta de Viñales (or de Silencio?), Cueva del Indio, Cueva de San Miguel (and Palenque de los Cimarrones), and more …

Recorded April 2015 in 4K (Ultra HD) with Sony AX100.

5 thoughts on “Cuban green heron and gallinule

  1. Pingback: Cuban parrots, cigars, and anhinga | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Cuban whistling ducks and Cuban emerald hummingbirds | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Blue jays against green heron in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Green heron in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.