Photo: Shari Zirlin
The something else we were trying to turn it into we found about 45 minutes later on the road up through the dry forest. Above our heads on a wire, square tail and an all dark face, was our lifer LOGGERHEAD KINGBIRD. Nothing especially rare about this bird, but we didn't see one on our last trip to the island.
Once again it was too late in the morning for really productive birding. Despite the time we did add Mangrove Cuckoo, Lesser Antillean Pewee, and the endemic Adelaide's Warbler to our lists.
It was in the 90's that day; I spent the remainder of the afternoon by the pool while Shari took a siesta. We were on vacation.