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
The adult Yellow-troath from last Autum still spotted this week
The 3th White Stork was still founded in 2016 and a great way to end the year
One of the two Willow Warblers spotted in my own garden
Long-eared Owl in my patch
Some good Gulls in Ponta Delgada. Mediteranian and Iceland Gull
The 17th Merlin was another good find
Amazing number of 5 Common Shellducks
Greath Northern Diver
Pacific Golden Plover