Meet Mr and Mrs Finch at The Treehouse
If you’ve been reading my recent posts you will know that I stayed in St Lucia recently and fell in love with birds! Among the more regular visitors to our porch at The Treehouse in Marigot Bay were several Lesser Antillean Bullfinches. There were at least 2 pairs of these Bullfinches that frequented the garden at The Treehouse which is a good indication of how much food there is for them there.
These Lesser Antillean Bullfinches were pretty willing subjects as long as you provided the snacks 🙂 They happily nibbled at banana, bits of bread and pretty much anything else that we left out for them.
One afternoon we came back to a Bullfinch in distress. This little fellow had got into our cabin and was confusing the window with a route to freedom, so I had to give him a little helping hand. As you can see further below, he was perfectly fine and came back for a feed. I’d like to think he came back to Thank me, but I’m not sure that was on his mind….
Here are a couple more photos of Lesser Antillean Bullfinches. The first is of a cheeky male taking a bite out of a display at The Diamond Waterfall Botanical Gardens and the second iof a female in The Treehouse garden.
The Treehouse in Marigot Bay
The Treehouse is a beatiful little hideaway in Marigot Bay, St Lucia. It offers everything a couple needs for a self catering holiday but the gardens are the real star of the show here! As well as maintaining a huge range of tropical flowering plants and trees in the garden, the owners encourage local wildlife with a ‘No Bug Spray’ policy. This means that there are plenty of flowers and insects for the local birds to feed on. This approach encourages many species of birds to regularly visit The Treehouse gardens, so the birdwatcher in you is sure to be spoilt!