Late Autum and Winter sightings

January 12, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Snow Goose in my patch founded with my dear friend Veronica Neves

Since my Autum tours on Corvo things went quite well. Defenitly highlight was the 6th Snow Goose for the Azores, not for being the 6th as I had more rare birds this winter, but as it was found in the recovering habitat arier in Sete Cidades.
Only in the last 20 days I manage to find 3 maior rarities. 3th White Stork, 6th Snow Goose and 6th Sora. The 5th Black Redstart was spotted after beeing tipped by a couple of kind birders from Switzerland.
Merlin was another lifer for me two month ago and actualy I can write 218 bird species on my Azores list.

This verry briefly seen Sora was the last big found this winter

IMG_7218The adult Yellow-troath from last Autum still spotted this week

DSC_0037The 3th White Stork was still founded in 2016 and a great way to end the year

IMG_3911One of the two Willow Warblers spotted in my own garden

IMG_1244Semipalmated Plover

IMG_3315Long-eared Owl in my patch

IMG_3118IMG_6298Some good Gulls in Ponta Delgada. Mediteranian and Iceland Gull

IMG_5285The 17th Merlin was another good find

IMG_6242Amazing number of 5 Common Shellducks

IMG_6279Greath Northern Diver

IMG_2931Pacific Golden Plover

IMG_1291Blue-wimged Teal

IMG_4541Barnacle Goose

Purple Sandpiper

IMG_4969Common Sandpiper