Rain fell yesterday, ending a dry, hot spell that left the whole garden drooping its head. I stood in the yard. The air was cool and the sky clear as glass. Two clouds hung like lost feathers over the roof, slowly turning pink. I realized that our birds were out, celebrating the cool evening, like … More Giving thanks for the birds
The Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival is a great annual event across the region. Non-governmental organisations organise events celebrating the birds that are special to us. Did you know that there are 29 bird species here in Jamaica that live on this very island – and nowhere else in the world? Including, of course, our National Bird, the … More Thousands Enjoy Unique Bird Experiences Throughout the Caribbean
Well, the song is June Is Busting Out All Over, from the gorgeous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel… It’s a rousing, jolly song, with a macho sort of chorus kicking things off and a lot of energetic (and athletic) dancing in the middle. As in most of these fifties musicals, everyone is well-scrubbed, clean and white, in the original … More Spring Is Busting Out All Over!
As you may know, I am just not good at getting up in the morning; and yesterday was particularly damp and grey, with no sign of the sun. So it was, I confess, a bit of a struggle. Yet at 6:30 a.m. there I was, in a taxi cab, roaring up Old Hope Road for … More Birds Brighten the Grey Gardens
It’s been a challenging but exciting year for BirdsCaribbean. For me personally, it has been enormous fun too! I has been an amazing learning experience, helping out as a member of the Local Organizing Committee for the 20th International Meeting, which took place at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston in late July. The people … More Connecting Communities and Conservation with BirdsCaribbean
The last weeks of 2010 have been remarkably beautiful in Jamaica. The simple, pale blue of the morning sky. Dove-grey clouds like cotton wool piled up on the top of the hills, with the faintest promise of rain. An American Redstart flitting in the shade of the bougainvillea bushes – acid orange and velvety black … More Beautiful/Sad