Friday, July 15, 2011

Birding Bermuda

You can find my post for My Today's Flowers

This is my post for Friday Ark  and  Camera Critters

I had a short time to do some birding in Bermuda,  our port of call during our 5 day cruise this past week. Bermuda birds are pretty much the same birds I see here in Maryland. One exception was the Great Kiskadee.
  The Great Kiskadee was seen all over the island



This Great Kiskadee was nearby while we were waiting for our turn to tour the Crystal Caves.


He/She was not a shy bird and did not seem to mind posing for me.






The Kiskadee a large tyrant flycatcher was one of the most common birds I saw during my day and a half stay in Bermuda. The Great Kiskadee has a black head with a strong white eyestripe. The Black Bill is short and thick.

I hope you enjoy my Great Kiskadee and to see more wonderful and cute critters make sure you visit the Friday Ark and Misty Dawn's Camera Critters.  Thanks to host of Friday Ark and to Misty Dawn for hosting these fun animal memes. Also, thanks for stopping by to see my post. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

31 comments:

Jen said...

That kiskadee is a really cool-looking bird! Like a flycatcher with a woodpecker head thrown on top. Great shots!

Calling Ravens said...

Striking bird and lucky you-a trip to Bermuda. That header photo is gorgeous--pull that back out around January 12-lol!!!
Hope you had a great time and thanks for sharing that bird!
Have a great weekend!
meggs.

texwisgirl said...

he's beautiful! i agree with jen's description too!

forestwalk/laura k said...

i've never seen a Kiskadee! what a nice looking bird...and i LOVE the name...it just kind of rolls off the tongue!! great pictures...and cool cruise!

jabblog said...

Very attractive bird! S/he looks quite pigeon-toed in your second photo;-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love your header, Eileen. Sounds like you all had a great cruise. I've never heard of a Kiskadee... Gorgeous bird. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Bob Bushell said...

Bermuda holds many birds, and you shot the Great Kiskadee, pretty things. The third is my favourite.

Sue said...

How nice to see birds in far away places!
And the header photo---stunning!

Rhonda said...

We have the kiskadees here in South Texas. They are the most common bird I see/hear around here too.

Great photos!

Al said...

Great shots, so vivid and close. I loved Bermuda but only spent one afternoon there.

Indrani said...

This is new to me, you have got me interested in these winged creatures.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks for sharing the sights and sounds! I haven't seen one either.
I may of mentioned I dropped my camera but would like to hear any thoughts you might have on any? Well, enjoy your weekend Eileen-

Phil said...

Wonderful close ups of the Kiskadee Eileen and it looks like a young bird from that remains of a yellow gape. Bermuda - I hope you enjoyed your trip, it's a place I'd like to see sometime.

Gattina said...

Beautiful bird shots, but it's better my cats don't see this post, lol!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice pics and an interesting post.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Aren't they pretty? We see 'em along our river. Love their coloration.


My C C Link Hope you have a great weekend. BTW...thanks for visiting.

Sandy Kessler said...

good close ups

Romina said...

They're very cute birds. I like the first shot of your photo.

robin andrea said...

Your bird photos are beautiful! It is a pleasure to look through your eyes.

Thank you so much for stopping by the Dharma Bums and leaving us a comment. It is much appreciated.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiiful beach, cute and interesting birds. I am sooo jealous! Wonderful post. Have a great day!

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots! Love your header - it looks like heaven.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a lovely bird, Eileen. I always enjoy seeing new birds, and then checking them out online to learn more about them.
Thanks!

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Jidhu Jose said...

cool shots

Jenn Jilks said...

I love your skies on your other blog. But the birds...wow.
I love taking a virtual visit around the world, thanks to people like you!
Fabulous photos. Thank you for sharing them.

Dianne said...

I love the little yellow fellow :)
he has such a cocky stance

chubskulit said...

What a beauty!

My entry, hope you can visit and see.

Sharkbytes said...

that bird looks like somebody put the wrong bill on its body- very interesting.

eden said...

They are pretty birds. Great shots.

Carol said...

Cool shots, Eileen, cool bird!

Roan said...

Gorgeous bird! Love the header! It's supposed to be really hot here next week, perhaps we should all be heading to the beach.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Good photos of Great Kiskadee.

Regards!