BANANAQUITS ON ABACO: CHEERY VANQUISHERS OF GLOOM


Bananaquit, Abaco - Bruce Hallett

BANANAQUITS ON ABACO: CHEERY VANQUISHERS OF GLOOM

I’d been planning a post about marine debris and its dire effects on the natural world. Some images I proposed to use are distressing, and some simply suggest how futile it is to try to prevent mankind chucking harmful and semi-permanent rubbish into the sea. Depressing. A gyre of upset. Add in new military interventions without limitation and suddenly I longed for something more cheerful. Checking through a folder of photos of Bananaquits helped to stave of the gloom, so I picked out a few images of this lovely small bird taken by 9 photographers.Β 

Bananaquit, Abaco - Craig NashBananaquit & palm, Delphi, Abaco, Bahamas 2 (Keith Salvesen)Bananaquit, Treasure Cay, Abaco - Becky MarvilBananaquit, Bahamas, Great Abaco - Gerlinde TaurerBananaquit, Abaco - Bruce HallettBananaquit, Abaco - Charlie SkinnerΒ Bananaquit, Abaco - Erik Gauger Bananaquit, Abaco - Tom Reed Bananaquit, Abaco - Peter Mantle

Credits: Bruce Hallett, Craig Nash, Keith Salvesen, Becky Marvil, Gerlinde Taurer, Charlie Skinner, Erik Gauger, Tom Reed, Peter Mantle

10 thoughts on “BANANAQUITS ON ABACO: CHEERY VANQUISHERS OF GLOOM

    • Thanks again, Woody. Common, yes, but I think surprisingly difficult to get a really clear shot of. But the archive has plenty of wonderful ones. Incidentally, Delphi reopens shortly. Next there in March – maybe we could have a birding day? And returning winter residents at TC (human) – don’t be shy about the book!

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    • Ewww. Sorry. Just remembered to go back to these. Life gets in the way of responding to comments too! Anyway, glad you like the bananaquits. They are delightful to watch (and they can use those curvy beaks – just – to get into the tiny holes in hummingbird feeders. Learned behaviour. RH

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