Sunday, December 10, 2017

10/12/2017 Bye bye sunshine, hello rain and snow!!!!!

09/12/2017 Leaving Nevis by Ferry 28° C....

Arriving at St Kitts...

At St Kitts.  
Nigel took photos at the airport and we do not have the cable here to download, so no airport shots!

On the road having left Gatwick airport...

As above.

In FIL's garden and still snowing  0° C !!!!!

Friday, December 8, 2017

08/12/2017 A few last photos from Nevis before we leave. Will be in the UK on Sunday.

Brown Pelican in flight (Pelecanus occidentalis)...

As above...

As above.

A friendly goat.

Vervet monkey in the Palms...

As above

Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Orchid in the botanical gardens.

An unusual Hibiscus seen at Montpelier Plantation Inn.

Donkeys seen by the shore at the old racecourse ...

Also cattle with an egret at foot.

The waning moon seen between the wind blown palms.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

06/11/2017 A few of the flowers and plants I have seen here on Nevis, many of which I cannot identify!

Bougainvillea - red and white on the same plant.

Flame Lily - the national flower of Zimbabwe and was also of Rhodesia.

A Bismark palm.

One of the strelitzia species....

As above.





One of the species of Spider lily.

Known locally as the Monkey no climb tree because of its thorns.
(Hura crepitans), the sandbox tree, also known as possumwood and jabillo.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

05/12/2017 A little more of the wild and domestic animal life on Nevis.

Caribbean Queen or Jamaican Monarch (Danaus cleophile)...

As above...

As above.

Zenaida dove (Zenaida aurita)...

As above.

Not sure which humming bird this is but is is very small only about 6.5 cms (2.5 Inches) long from tali to tip of beak....

as above, sorry the light was bright behind so quite dark.

Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Busy as a bee.

Panther anole - (Anolis bimaculatus).  [I think]

as above

Mum goat getting her kids out of the roadway!

This donkey also was in the road.  Black and white as there was a strange orange light across the photo!

Monday, December 4, 2017

04/12/2017 A few photos from yesterday -still on Nevis.

 Super moon as seen from Nevis between rain storms!

Double colour bougainvillea on the same plant.

Lunch at the Double Deuce Beach Bar...

Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding, delicious...

They even had a South Africa flag flying 😉

The restaurant cat. 

Back at the house egret in the garden.

This looks like a Small White to me at the Four seasons Hotel Grounds.

Gecko in the garden.

A Monkey no climb Tree - (Hura crepitans)

I think this is an Ixora Red Spike Flower.

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