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 Asio Tours otusasiotours@bellsouth.net). He leads a variety of trips, all of which I would recommend.

Kingston area

[American Kestrel] [Loggerhead Kingbird] [Yellow-billed Parrot] [Greater Antillean Grackle] [Zenaida Dove] [Red-billed Streamertail]

American Kestrel, Loggerhead Kingbird at Strawberry Hiill,
Yellow-billed Parrot at Hope Gardens, Greater Antillean Grackle, Zenaida Dove,
Red-billed Streamertail at our hotel, Kingston area, December 3, 2011.

[White-crowned Pigeon] [White-crowned Pigeon] [Vervain Hummingbird] [Vervain Hummingbird] [Jan]

White-crowned Pigeon with Loggerhead Kingbird, Vervain Hummingbird, Jan,
at our hotel, Kingston area, December 4, 2011.

[Kingston] [Red-billed Streamertail] [Jamaican Woodpecker] [Jamaican Oriole] [Sad Flycatcher] [White-chinned Thrush]

Kingston overview, Red-billed Streamertail, Jamaican Woodpecker,
Jamaican Oriole, Sad Flycatcher, White-chinned Thrush,
Beverly Hills neighborhood, Kingston, December 4, 2011.

[Zenaida Dove] [people] [Mavis Bank]

Zenaida Dove and family at Hope Gardens, Kingston,
scene from cottage porch, Mavis Bank in mountains above Kingston, December 4, 2011.

Blue Mountains

[Ring-tailed Pigeon] [Rufous-throated Solitaire] [Jamaican Spindalis] [Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo] [Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo]

Ring-tailed Pigeon, Rufous-throated Solitaire, Jamaican Spindalis,
Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo, Abbey Green coffee farm, Mavis Bank area, December 5, 2011.

[Blue Mountains] [Rufous-tailed Flycatcher] [Jamaican Oriole] [Red-billed Streamertail]

Blue Mountain scene, Rufous-tailed Flycatcher, Jamaican Oriole,
Red-billed Streamertail, Abbey Green and Mavis Bank area, December 5, 2011.

[Orangequit] [White-eyed Thrush] [Crested Quail-Dove] [Jan]

Orangequit female, Mavis Bank area, December 6;
White-eyed Thrush, Crested Quail-Dove, Jan, Hardwar Gap, December 7, 2011.

North-east Coast

[Mockingbird Hill] [flower] [Black-billed Streamertail] [Prairie Warbler] [Ring-tailed Pigeon]

hotel entance, flower, Black-billed Streamertail, Prairie Warbler,
Ring-tailed Pigeon, Mockingbird Hill, December 8, 2011.

Kingston area

[Red-billed Streamertail] [Stolid Flycatcher] [Bahama Mockingbird] [Hellshire]

Red-billed Streamertail en route;
Stolid Flycatcher, Bahama Mockingbird, and scene at Hellshire Hills near Kingston, December 9, 2011.

Eric W. Greisen