David puts up with my crazy persistence of things well. While I would go in search of birds to photograph, he would work on the boat or accompany me if I asked.
My favorite bird finding that didn't involve rescuing, was finding the the tropicbirds nesting spot. It took about an hour for the birds to land once i found their favored area. I suppose it took a while to adjust to my presence. The tropicbirds nest on the cliff faces so they are hard to get to, but with enough patience and a little rock climbing I found them! I made sure not to scare the nesting tropicbird away, but they are so pretty to look at that it was difficult to walk away. Especially after waiting for so long to find where they land and nest.
Something interesting is that even though they look like terns they are actually related to pelicans and cormorants. I learn all kinds of weird things reading books!
The New Moondance!
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