Cuban blue-winged teal and black-necked stilts

White ibises and great egret, 12 March 2017

Still 12 March 2017 on the islands north of Cuba. After we had seen the flamingos, tricoloured heron and Ernest Hemingway sculptures, there were still these two white ibises and this great egret along the mangrove coast.

And red knots. Short-billed dowitchers. Lesser yellowlegs.

Reddish egret, 12 March 2017

And a reddish egret.

Palm warbler, on 12 March 2017

On a shrub, this palm warbler.

Black-necked stilts and turtles, 12 March 2017

We continued to a lake, where there scores of black-necked stilts; and freshwater turtles as well. I think they were Cuban sliders; an endemic species of Cuba.

Black-necked stilts and turtles, on 12 March 2017

Greater yellowlegs were also present.

Black-necked stilts and blue-winged teal, on 12 March 2017

Besides black-necked stilts, and a common gallinule, there were also various duck species; like blue-winged teal.

Shovelers, 12 March 2017

And shoveler ducks, both males and females.

Stay tuned, as there were not only birds in Cuba on 12 March, but on 13 March and after as well!

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