Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ship-assists coming in?

Not very much happened today. Started in Ribeira do Vinte to look for the American warbler from yesterday, but didn't find it. Saw the Philadelphia Vireo good for a few seconds again though. Saw a Willow Warbler by the road, a first for Corvo found yesterday by Team Spain. Me and Simon worked Pico and the lowest parts of Ribeira da Ponte while Rafa and Ferran were looking for the Black-and-white Warbler. Unfortunately none of us saw anything of interest. Since we had seen a ship going east between Corvo and Flores in the morning we decided to bird the village in the afternoon and evening in search for newly arrived ship-assists.

On our way down we met a newly arrived Staffan Rodebrand who was on his way up. After trying to explain to him where the birds had been he went up and successfully twitched the Black-throated Green Warbler.

The only interesting we found around the village was the usual Pec on the airfield and two Wheaters in the lower fields (among those the flying peach). Rafa also found a Willow Warbler in the tamarisks by the shore.

Weather is continuing to look interesting with a new system hitting us tomorrow and another system moving out from America on Friday. More birds soon?

Philadelphia Vireo 1, Willow Warbler 1, Pectoral Sandpiper 1 1cy, Whimbrel 1, Grey Heron 1, Northern Wheatear 2


  1. Stuff is piling in on the Shetlands with Veery little on the Scillies at present - look forward to the next finds over the weekend...

  2. Rodret vs. Schnappi!!! The battle for the throne of the Swedish WP-king is ON!