PhotoGallery

Feeding Trayoptimum

Feeding Tray with optimal water level for shorebirds and plover bank mowed and exposed. All photos taken at Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge (WSR).

GRHERRsplash

Green Heron in action
-Photo by Richard Roach

GRSC3RR

Greater Scaup in deep Centre-west pond (reservoir).

GRSCRR

More scaup.
Photo by Richard Roach.

GRSCWSR

Greater Scaup
-Photo by Richard Roach

GShank WSR RR

Common Greenshank with Greater Yellowlegs
-Photo by Richard Roach

HY LBH WSR RR

Hatch-year Little Blue Heron
-Photo by Richard Roach

LBH

Little Blue Heron loafing in Back Swamp.
-Photo by Richard Roach

JW Tern

Least Tern
-photo by John Webster

LEE JW1

Least Tern
-photo by John Webster

LETE JW3

Least Tern
-Photo by John Webster

AGPLmocksPDH

American Golden-Plover decoys (crafted by Richard Roach) waiting on plover bank.
-photo by Patrick Watson.

BBWD-PDH2

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck in East Pond
-Photo by Patrick Watson

CACORR

Caribbean Coot
-Photo by Richard Roach

BWTEPW

Blue-winged Teal in field outside WSR north bank.
-Photo by Patrick Watson

COTERR

Common Tern
-Photo by Richard Roach

COTERR2open

Common Tern
-Photo by Richard Roach

COTERRfly

Common Tern
-Photo by Richard Roach

DIG WSR

Burke digging hole for gate post at WSR

LETE JW

Least Tern
-Photo by John Webster

LETE JW4

Least Tern
-Photo by John Webster

LETE JW 2

Least Tern
-Photo by John Webster

Lesser Yellowleg (Tringa flavipes)

Lesser Yellowlegs making waves
-Photo by Richard Roach

NW Bank

The north bank of Northwest pond after it was raised and culvert installed as first step to mitigate flooding of Feeding Tray.
-Photo by Richard Roach

NWB2

Raised north bank of Northwest Pond
-Photo by Richard Roach

PAt&Karl

Patrick (left) and Karl Watson scanning the Feeding Tray from the Hutt.
-Photo by David Hunte

PGRRWSR

Purple Gallinule in Back Swamp.
-Photo by Richard Roach

PGWSRRR

Purple Gallinule in Back Swamp.
-Phpto by Richard Roach

RAW-5871 Night Herons

Black-crowned Night-Heron in Back Swamp. There is circumstantial evidence for this species breeding here.
-Photo by Andre Williams

RAW-5926 WSR

Red Knot
-Photo by Andre Williams

RR kingbird

The formidable bill of Grey Kingbird.
Photo by Richard Roach

RR rainbowwsr

Early morn rainbow at WSR.
-Photo by Richard Roach

RRWIWD

West Indian Whistling-Duck on the south bank.
-photo by Richard Roach

RRWIWD!

A rare visit to Barbados (at WSR) by West Indian Whistling-Duck.
-Photo by Richard Roach

RRWIWDchase

West Indian Whistling- Duck chasing Black-bellied Whistling-Duck.
-Photo by Richard Roach

RRWIWDstretch

WIWD having a stretch.
-Photo by Richard Roach

SBDO

Short-billed Dowitcher strutting.
-photo by Richard Roach

SNEGRRWSR

Snowy Egret feed and roost at WSR on daily basis.
-Photo by Richard Roach

UWItrip1

Burke (centre) with University of West Indies biology students on field trip to WSR.
-Photo by Andre Williams

WIWDRRalert

West Indian Whistling-Duck on alert.
-Photo by Richard Roach

WSR0207 265

Ardea and Egretta feasting on abundant fish as water levels recede in Southwest Pond.
-Photo by Richard Roach

Birds at Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge

Feeding Tray at optimal water level for shorebirds.
-Photo by Richard Roach

WSR Bswamp

Blue-winged Teal in Back Swamp.
-Photo by Richard Roach

WSR GE2 RR

Great Egret majesty.
-Photo by Richard Roach

WSR GShank RR

Common Greenshank with Greater Yellowlegs.
-Photo by Richard Roaach

WSR LOW Water

Low water during 2009-2010 drought.
-Photo by Richard Roach

WSR Low water 3

Drought! (2009-2010)

WSR nuff3

Snowy Egret
-Photo by Richard Roach

WSR Nuff4

Snowy Egret
-Photo by Richard Roach

WSR nuff6

Feeding frenzy in Southwest pond at low water.
-Photo by Richard Roach

WSR Nuff5

Feeding frenzy!

WSR nuff8

No place for fish to hide at low water!
-Photo by Richard Roach

WSR nuff11

Abundant fish at low water can mean spectacular concentrations of herons and egrets.
-Photo by Richard Roach

WIWDRRchase

WIWD
Photo by RR

WSR nuff12

Snowy Egret on fish watch
Photo by RR

WSR PalmW RR

Palm Warbler at WSR (first record for Barbados).
-Photo by Richard Roach

WSR RR2

Feeding Tray dry and prepared, waiting for rain.
-Photo by Richard Roach

WSR RR3

Waiting for rain!
-photo by Richard Roach

WSR RR4

Waiting for rain.
-Photo by RR

WSR RR 5

Waiting for rain!

WSR RR 6

Waiting for rain!
-photo by Richard Roach

WSR RR GE3

Great Egret
-Photo by RR

WSR SBILLS RR

Eurasian Spoonbill (vagrant to Barbados) at WSR
-Photo by RR

WSR SBills RR2

Welcome “vagrants” at WSR.
-Photo by RR

WSR signs

Entrance WSR.
-Photo by Edward Massiah

WSR tomas1

After the drought came Hurricane Tomas flood at end of October 2010.
“No man is an island.”
-Photo by RR

WSR Tomas2

Tomas flood!

WSR Tomas3

Woodbourne valley under flood water after Hurricane Tomas. Photo taken days after peak of flood.
-Photo by RR

WSRBswamp3

Back Swamp
-Photo by RR

WSRgoogleimage

Google image of WSR.

WSRSORARR

Climbing Sora!
-Photo by RR

WSRSORARR2

Sora in Back SWamp
Photo by RR

WSRTomas4

Tomas flood water!
Photo by RR

WSRTomas5

Tomas!
-Photo by RR

WSRTomas6

Tomas!
-photo by RR

WSRTomascamp

Burke’s ‘camp’ after Hurricane Tomas. Note entrance track to WSR under c. 3 feet of water. Photo taken from escarpment west of WSR by RR.

WSRTomasHutt

The Hutt after Tomas flood.
“No man is an island”
-Photo by RR from escarpment west of WSR.

WSR NUFF7 WSR nuff9 WSR nuff10 WSR nuff 13 WSR-Nuff1 WSR-Nuff2

RRpix

Rest and feed in peace at WSR.
-photo by RR

COTERR

Common Tern
-Photo by RR

BWTEbackRR

Back Swamp
-Photo by RR

BCNH2

Hatch-year Black-crowned Night-Heron
-Photo by RR

LEYErr4

Feeding Tray at optimal water level with Lesser Yellowlegs.
-photo by RR

RRpix2

Typical Feeding Tray view during shorebird migration.
-Photo by RR

BWTE

Blue-winged Teal checking Feeding Tray.
-Photo by RR

WSRRR

Feeding Tray and plover bank at optimal water level.
-Photo by RR

WSRRR2

Feeding Tray
-Photo by RR

SNEG

Snowy Egret grace.
-Photo by RR

WSRRR4

Feeding Tray
-Photo by RR

WSRRR#

Feeding Tray
-Photo by RR

BCNH

Back SWamp
-Photo by RR

WSRmix

Mixed group in Feeding Tray.
-Photo by RR

AGPLRR

American Golden-Plover on plover bank.
-Photo by RR

AGPLRR2

AGPL on the bank
-Photo by RR

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)

Short-billed Dowitcher bathe and stretch!
-Photo by RR

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)

Have a bath and rest after marathon flight.
-Photo by RR

BBWD

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
-Photo by RR

BBWDfeed

BBWD grazing in Southwest pond at low water.
-Photo by RR

BBWDflight

BBWD
-Photo by RR

BBWDlanding

BBWD on landing approach.
-Photo by RR

BBWDlanding2

BBWD lighting.
-Photo by RR

BBWDlot

BBWD in Southwest pond.
-Photo by RR

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)

Stilt Sandpiper in Feeding Tray.
-Photo by RR

Feeding Tray

View from southeast corner of Feeding Tray. Optimal conditions for shorebirds.
-Photo by RR

GLIBmix

Gathering in Back swamp.
-Photo by RR

GLIBsharp

Glossy Ibis lonesome.
-Photo by RR

grp-lsr-yel-legs

Lesser Yellowlegs (a species of concern) in Feeding Tray.
-photo by RR

LBHE

Loafing in Back Swamp.
-photo by RR

LBHE1

Little Blue Heron in Back Swamp.
-Photo by RR

LEYE

Lone Lesser Yellowlegs defending feeding territory.
-Photo by RR

Lesser Yellowleg (Tringa flavipes)

Lesser Yellowlegs making waves.
-Photo by RR

lsr-yel-legs

Lesser Yellowlegs

mixed-srbrds

Pectoral Sandpiper with Short-billed Dowitcher in East Pond at low water.
-Photo by RR

OSPRey

Osprey on fish watch.
-Photo by RR

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)

Short-billed Dowitcher fattening up to continue migration.
-Photo by RR

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)

Refuelling for flight.
-Photo by RR

SBs

Feeding in haven.
-Photo by RR

srt-bill-dowitchers

Eat, rest, resume migration from WSR.
-Photo by RR

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)

Rest and refuel at WSR.
-Photo by RR

Wayne (Doc) Burke

Burke installing drainage culvert.

Wayne (Doc) Burke

Burke installing drainage culvert at WSR.

WSRhab

Feeding Tray habitat at optimal water level.
-Photo by RR

WSRhab1

Feeding Tray shorebird habitat.

WSRhab2

Feeding Tray habitat.
-Photo by RR

WSRhabitat

Part of Feeding Tray with plover bank.
-Photo by RR

SORA1pdh

Sora in Lily Pond
-photo by Patrick Watson

SORApdh

Sora in Lily Pond
-photo by Patrick Watson

WwTERN

White-winged Tern. A rare trans-Atlantic visitor to WSR.
-Photo By RR.

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