Friday, October 9, 2009

More yanks and more birders

Me and Simon started at the lighthouse valley today while Team Spain went to look for the Red-eyed Vireo by the Camping area and Staffan went to Cancelas to look for the American Redstart. Me and Simon hit the jackpot as there was both a Red-eyed Vireo and an American Redstart (new bird judging from photos) in the lighthouse valley! Beautiful place, but far away and lacks mobile signal...

Red-eyed Vireo

Got picked up by Manuel at noon and dropped of at da Ponte with Staffan who we picked up along the road. After a brief lunch we split up to try to find and stake out the Black-and-white Warbler for the arriving birders; Pierre, Eric, Vincent, Fred, Peter and Darryl. Simon went down and I went up (as usual) and the Black-and-white was still around in the same area as usual. Surprisingly it was soon joined by a Black-throated Green Warbler (maybe same as in Fojo)! This island is without doubt on fire! Most of the arriving birders saw Black-and-white Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler and American Redstart during their first afternoon - what a start! The grand finale of the day was a hunting Common Nighthawk above the power station that Eric picked out at dusk!

Red-eyed Vireo 1, American Redstart 1, Black-and-white Warbler 1, Black-throated Green Warbler 1, Northern Wheatear 1, Grey Heron 1, Bar-tailed Godwit 1


  1. What an excellent and mouth-watering first day for any arriving birders !!! - With more people arriving this will take the pressure off of u a little bit...We have an Azorean Yellow-Legged Gull apparantley in Oxfordshire.

  2. Alltid gött att läsa denna blogg och nu börjar det ju verkligen hetta till. Välförtjänt efter allt slit. Hoppas du kan få något exklusivt när folk brjar droppa av igen.

    För mig som är dåligt insatt i nordamerikansa arter; vad har du för drömarter under Corvovistelsen? Det måste ju finnas några uppslag sm du dreglat lite extra över? Slit på! /Anders, den jävla 1414

  3. hi Olof,

    what a great findings and what a delicious stories to read! greets from Holland and good luck with birding.


  4. Bra jobbat. Blir spännande att följa den kommande perioden när det är lite mer folk på plats.

  5. Eller som Syndaren hade sagt: Låt Dor-Eriks lur ljuda över nejden! Kontroll av kattsjung i fångsten och pärlsjung i dungen natten till idag, det var också najs.