Recovering wildlife habitat on Lagoa Azul Sete Cidades
My first American wader came by total suprise on 30th of June running into me on the slipway from Mosteiros when I returned from a Barracuda catch in my Kayak.It thurned out to be my second Least Sandpiper.
One day later after a tour I checked out the cold beer place up of the nature swimming pools of Mosteiros and a small wader flied over me and my local fisherman friends.
Took the beer with me and droved to the harbor where I could take a distance record shot from a Semipalmated Sandpiper.
Lapwings and other European waders like Common Sandpiper and even better, a Curlew Sandpiper.
Found by a Dutch Birder guest of mine on big distance.This Curlew was a great find. Not for my European guests for me and a Canadian lady in te group.
The Common Sand was to nervous to stay for the picture.
Since 2007 I have been making noise about the need of small recovered wildlife arears in the Azores.Little ponds,flowering fields etc.
The encrasing number of visitors the last two years has turned the two main lakes from the Island of Sao Miguel in “golfcamplookinglikekindofplaces”. No places to hide our nest and leak of flowers and long vegetation near the shore where Dragonflies can roost far away from fish and frogs.