Marigot to Grand Case by Pointe Arago

After returning to St. Martin, I had to drop some documents off in Marigot for translation and took the opportunity to walk back to Grand Case via Pointe Arago and Friars’ Bay. Although it doesn’t seem too popular, it’s quite a nice walk.

Things started off well when I spotted an American kestrel at the small dump near Galisbay. Like the pelican, this is a bird I can rarely resist photographing. Having had a fair amount of rain, the grass and scrub was quite green and lively with small creatures of all sorts. One highlight was a sugar cane skipper laying eggs on blades of grass. I think I may have seen here before, but I hadn’t gotten a photo.

Back at Friars’ Bay, many of the small wading birds that had spent the summer where the salt pond meets the beach were gone. I would soon notice that the laughing gulls had left for the season as well.

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