Freshwater is in short supply on Bermuda and indeed residents are obliged by law to install a house-roof system for collecting rainwater. Even the smallest pool is likely to attract birds and yesterday we visited one such spot at the eastern end of the island. The tiny muddy puddle held Short-billed Dowitchers, Pectoral Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, Wilson’s Snipe and a Semipalmated Plover. Around the margins, Common Ground-doves dropped in occasionally to have a drink.
All pictures by Paul Sterry. Copyright Paul Sterry/Nature Photographers Ltd.