Mountain Witch sighted at Hollywell on a Excursion from Lime Tree Farm

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Jamaican birdwatching in the summertime is not quite up to the proliferation of Birds that are sighted in the spring, nevertheless, Doctorbirds (Red billed streamertails )are everywhere. In the early morning the cries of flocks of Yellow Billed parrots “going bush” to feed can be heard from Lime Tree Farm, as they return in the evening with full bellies they are even louder and can’t be missed.

On a recent excursion to Hollywell National Park from Lime Tree Farm with some guests we spotted a “Mountain Witch” – Crested Quail Dove. This bird with it’s strange dancing walk is endemic to Jamaica and can be difficult to sight.