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  1. Both spotted this week (August) on the Caribbean island of St.Kitts. Would the Tern be a Common Tern? And the Gull, would that be an immature Herring Gull?
  2. Yes, we used to have Burrowing Owls, but were extirpated, I think in the 1920's. It is believed that he Mongoose was introduced into the island around 1900 in order to eradicate snakes, which were dangerous to workers in the cane fields . As a result, we no longer have Snakes or Burrowing Owls, but we have plenty of Mongooses! There is also historical evidence that there were Barn Owls at one time.
  3. Thanks, Benjamin & Conner. There really is only two or three of us who would be considered birders who live on the island! Yes, very rare indeed. Perhaps it was blown in by Storm Isaias which passed us recently. Thanks for your help!
  4. This Owl was spotted Yesterday, August 3, on the Caribbean Island of St.Kitts. We do not have any Owls so this would be a vagrant! It may be a Striped owl? What do you think?
  5. Could anyone confirm this Warbler? I believe it is a Juvenile Yellow Warbler, but want to be sure. Spotted in St.Kitts in the Caribbean on June 30th . Thanks.
  6. The pictures are not so clear (taken with my phone!) but there does not seem to be any white on the head, but certainly there is a white band on the back of the neck, which I have not seen in Brown Noddy pictures. It could be a B. N. but I'm not confident on this.
  7. Hi Conner, I really uncomfortable calling this a Laughing Gull. I have seen many Juvenile laughing Gulls and this one would have to be really unique.
  8. Seen in St.Kitts in the Caribbean today, June 28. Chocolate brown body, with a blackish tail. Pale white on chest and a distinct pale white mark on back of neck. Maybe a Jaeger, like a Parasitic Jaeger? Any thoughts? Looks like smallish seagull size, but can be compared with the cattle egret and Glossy Ibises in background.
  9. Thanks everyone! Hummingbird Moth makes much more sense!
  10. I was sent this video from the island of Nevis in the Caribbean. The jizz and flight of the bird looks like a Humming Bird, but the white on the rump/back is causing id uncertainty. There are only three hummingbirds on Nevis, and it is not a Green throated or Purple throated, so it might be an Antillean Crested? Perhaps an immature? Or maybe not a hummingbird! Any suggestions? At one point in the video the bird is seen much better than the rest of the video. Bird Video -- Nevis St.Kitts.MP4
  11. Saw this bird on January 12, 2020 in St.Kitts, Caribbean. If it is a Scaup, which one? Or a Blue-winged Teal?
  12. I have never seen a Solitary Sandpiper, being so dark brown? and this large? Is this really a solitary sandpiper?
  13. These 3 Gulls were spotted on St.Kitts in the Caribbean. Initially I thought they were Immature Herring Gulls, but an experienced birder stated that they are not Herrings, and there is a chance they could possibly be Western Gulls, but I believe that it is unlikely that Western Gulls would be spotted in the Caribbean. Any ideas on the identification of these Gulls?
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