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Jolly Harbour pond

Coco lagoon

Jolly Harbour pond

Coco lagoon

It is fairly obvious that to see a reasonable selection of waders on the island, stretches of water and mud would be necessary. When I decided to dispense with the idea of hiring a car, I thought that I would have to concentrate on other habitats. It was therefore a nice surprise when I found some pools adjacent to the hotel on my first walk out. There are 2 pools of interest, both bounding the resorts of Jolly Harbour and Coco Bay. On leaving the Jolly Harbour Marina, a right turn on the main road finds the first, which is a partially dry pond, leaving areas of water and wet mud and plenty of waders, including a good selection of Black-necked Stilts, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers, Wilson's Plovers, and a group of Dowitchers on the third visit. In among the resident Moorhen were also small numbers of American Coot, which were a little bit of a surprise. On the other side of the track to the beach from this pool was a larger and deeper lagoon, which meant another mix of birds. The depth meant more chance of fishing Brown Pelicans, but it also seemed more favourable to the group of White-cheeked Pintail and mixed Herons.

American Coot

Great Blue Heron

American Coot

Light phase Great Blue Heron

Green Heron

Least Tern

Green Heron

Juvenile Least Tern

Yellow-crowned Night-heron

Little Blue Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Little Blue Heron

Brown Pelican

Tricoloured Heron

Brown Pelican

Tricoloured Heron

White-cheeked Pintail

Wilson's Plover

White-cheeked Pintail

Wilson's Plover

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