Saturday, December 1, 2012

Lighthouse Atoll, Belize

 Half Moon Cay on Lighthouse was a very beautiful place to get away to on a perfect trades wind day. Half Moon is home to one of the few Red Footed Boo by populations on the planet. I t was nesting season and Frigate birds were getting into the act as well.
 Passageway thru the jungle to the bird viewing platform.
 The white birds are the boobies. The red birds are actually the air sac the male Frigate inflates to attract a mate. It can take up to twenty minutes for the male to fully inflate the sac.
 West End Halfmoon Cay
The remains of the old ligthouse can be seen lying in the water.

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