Puerto Rico Day Six: I Finally Found The Birds On My last Hike In The Guanica Dry Forest
I was up early again on Tuesday. You can’t visit a sub tropical island and stay in bed. I wanted to watch the sunrise on my last day at the Copamarina Resort in the Guanica Dry Forest. I drove back to Ballena Beach hoping to see some more of the birds I saw the previous day.
And I did, but not until after the sun rose. I walked in the morning twilight and looked for the sun rise in east from Ballena beach . There were clouds obscuring the sunrise but it was still a pretty scene. I will never get tired of watching a sunrise.
As soon as the sun rose the gnat like insects appeared. Once again they disappeared in about 15 minutes. I am still itching from the many bites I received. I fought off the gnats and followed a trail along the beach.
If I had more time I would have spent hours at this pond. However, I was driving to the north west side of the island and wanted to get an early start. So much to see, so little time to see it . I left the pond and I continued my walk on the trail. As I did I saw a few birds fly overhead, including this brown pelican,
Time was again not on my side so I reluctantly began my walk back. It was still early and there was plenty of bird activity on the way. I saw many of the the birds I had seen the day before, including this troupial ,
I had come to realize that there were plenty of birds, lizards and probably other wildlife in the dry forest. You just had to know when and where to look for them. Here is a link to some more photographs of the beautiful birds I saw on my hike. Puerto Rico Day Six: Ballena Hike birds. February 13 2018.
As I finished my walk and returned to my jeep, I hoped to return to this wonderful place someday and again walk these pristine shores. It will be a lot easier to locate the beautiful birds that live here now that I know were to find them.
I drove to my resort, quickly showered, packed and had breakfast. I was soon on the road, leaving this unique dry forest and headed to the more famous rain forest, El Yunque. Here is a link to some more photographs from my morning hike. Puerto Rico Day Six Ballena Beach Hike February 13 2018.
He stood breathing, and the more he breathed the land in, the more he was filled up with all the details of the land. He was not empty. There was more than enough here to fill him. There would always be more than enough.”- Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451