Jamaica photos: December 2011
Click on the small picture to see a larger, more detailed version. I
toured Jamaica in December 2011. It was a great trip in which we saw
all of the endemic species. Most of the photos were taken with a
Canon T3i camera with 100-400mm zoom lens, but I also use a Canon T1i
with a 18-130mm lens for scenery. There are not so many pictures
since the long lens bacame fogged due to the light but persistent rain
we encountered. Also the dense forests limited the photography. I
also toured Jamaica in February 2014, a
trip less bothered by rain. Both trips were very enjoyable and were
led by Jan Hansen (dba Otus
firstname.lastname@example.org). He leads a variety of
trips, all of which I would recommend.
American Kestrel, Loggerhead Kingbird at Strawberry Hiill,
Yellow-billed Parrot at Hope Gardens, Greater Antillean Grackle,
Red-billed Streamertail at our hotel, Kingston area,
December 3, 2011.
White-crowned Pigeon with Loggerhead Kingbird, Vervain Hummingbird, Jan,
at our hotel, Kingston area, December 4, 2011.
Kingston overview, Red-billed Streamertail, Jamaican Woodpecker,
Jamaican Oriole, Sad Flycatcher, White-chinned Thrush,
Beverly Hills neighborhood, Kingston, December 4, 2011.
Zenaida Dove and family at Hope Gardens, Kingston,
scene from cottage porch, Mavis Bank in mountains above Kingston,
December 4, 2011.
Ring-tailed Pigeon, Rufous-throated Solitaire, Jamaican
Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo, Abbey Green coffee farm,
Mavis Bank area, December 5, 2011.
Blue Mountain scene, Rufous-tailed Flycatcher, Jamaican Oriole,
Red-billed Streamertail, Abbey Green and Mavis Bank area, December 5,
Orangequit female, Mavis Bank area, December 6;
White-eyed Thrush, Crested Quail-Dove, Jan, Hardwar Gap, December 7,
hotel entance, flower, Black-billed Streamertail, Prairie Warbler,
Ring-tailed Pigeon, Mockingbird Hill, December 8, 2011.
Red-billed Streamertail en route;
Stolid Flycatcher, Bahama Mockingbird, and scene at Hellshire Hills
near Kingston, December 9, 2011.