Saturday, October 31, 2009

Rain, again :(

Not much to say about today. As we went up towards the valleys we met the rain. And then it rained all day. I was soaked after about an hour... Still managed to see the Black-and-white in da Ponte, the Brent flying by the power plant, the two American Great Whites flushed by the car as usual and the Ring-billed Gull chillin' on the airfield. No new birds though. There HAS to be something new here! They are getting Pied-billed Grebes, Ruddy Duck, Chimney Swift, mixed American Gulls and other stuff on the other islands. HAVE TO KEEP LOOKING!

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Tomorrow we are going to the Caldeira. And tomorrow we ARE going there! Had planned to go today but didn't do it because of the weather...

Pale-bellied Brent 1, American Great White Egret 2, Ring-billed Gull 1 1cy, Black-and-white Warbler 1

1 comment:

  1. Keep your chin up Olof - as you say there HAS to be something ! It sounds like the number of birders are thinning out so you will have the place all to yourself again...Meanwhile things have improved here - The possible Green Warbler has now been downgraded to a Greenish so the 1983 Scillies bird is still a blocker ! Altho it has been lumped and split several times since - i was fortunate to watch the bird for nearly 2 hours following it thru the woodland canopy a scenario probably not dissimiliar to your antics on Corvo ? Enjoying your blog and will catch up with it in a couple of weeks as i am off for 2 weeks birding in Southern Morocco.....