The Greater Antillean Grackle looks quite menacing in its "ruff-out" pose.
But looks much more sedate when its just hanging out at the fountain, having a drink
I had daily visits from Palm Warblers - they dined on insects they found under the Hibiscus hedge in front of our patio.
Here's a closer look.
My final "lifer" was the Cattle Egret and we saw several around the resort and on the road to and from Varadero.
We did wonder though if we'd had some stowaways in our luggage on the way to Cuba. The most plentiful birds we saw? Mourning Doves and House Sparrows and we have a neighbourhood full of those at home!
This Mourning Dove was pretending to be injured - maybe it was trying to distract me from a nearby nest.
This female House Sparrow was feasting on Hibiscus buds.
And this male House Sparrow was feeding on bread crumbs I'd left for him.
I also saw Eastern Kingbirds and I'd only had a couple of previous sightings.
I was pleased with the new birds added to my list and also with the photos taken with my new Canon Powershot SX500IS - it's a great little camera.