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Date: 13 Jan 2014 21:31:57
Title: Christmas in Trinidad 2

Asa Wright with Maris and Martin (Nanshe), although Chris and I had done this trip not that long ago it was well worth a second visit, especially since the oil spills in Trinidad over the Christmas period are threatening the Mangrove swamps and therefore the crabs which the Scarlet Ibis feed on, it may not be as spectacular a scene in months to come.
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Caimen, Blue Heron and Tree Snakes all add interest to the trip through the mangrove to see the Scarlet Ibis. 
 
As an end to the day Derrick took us on a tour tour of a couple of the more spectacular Christmas House Lights on our way home, the only thing missing was we couldn’t get any ice cream!
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