After a steamy ascent through the thick forest on the small island, we descended down the far side where we were met with a pleasant ocean breeze. And then, right beside the trail, we came upon a tropic-bird on her ground nest with a near-fully grown chick! The young appeared to have more body weight than the parent bird! They were not the least bit fussed by our presence. Two more adult birds, likely on eggs or chicks, were found further along the trail. Normally tropic birds nest on inaccessible cliffs, so this was a rare treat indeed and I was able to full frame the bird with my iPad! In all our tropical travels, we have never encountered this incredibly beautiful bird in such proximity. IMG_1958