I have 216 birds on my life list (Canada and the US) out of 820 in the guide. Last night I counted the number I've seen this year so far down here and the number is 135. I'm pretty happy with that.
This morning we went to the golf course so Fred could start tuning up his game with a bucket of balls. I accompanied him and finished my Pfeilraupe shawl and listened to the 5th Jeffrey Archer book in the 'Clifton Chronicles'.
On the way down Gulf Boulevard here on the island, we stopped at this massive agave plant to take a photo of the spike that has grown up the centre. I did some googling and found a website that chronicles its development from this stage to flowering. You can see some of the 'leaves' had been hacked off so I was able to get closer to the centre.
I did get to take some more photos of the cacti in bloom in better light.
We think this is a Teleus Longtail - although I never did catch a shot with the wings open.
After lunch we had lunch in Port Isabel and on the way to the car we saw an Altamira Oriole fly in and a couple of kiskadees hollering at each other.