Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mixed grill

The weather today wasn't relly what I hoped for. Got three hours of good weather and did Cancelas as good as I could. Nothing there,and when I was done it started to rain. Walked back down through Fojo where I got short views of the Ovenbird. It was calling a lot though so it's easy to locate.

Walked back to the village in the rain and got pretty cold and soaked, but what else can you expect when you are on a volcano in the middle of the Atlantic in November!?

As I got down the rain was a bit lighter and I had a walk around the airfield. The usual Turnstones and Yellow-legged Gulls were accompanied by two European Whimbrels, a Grey Plover and a Lesser Black-backed Gulls among others. Also found this giant in the shoreline.

This 1,5 m(!) dude was lying on the beach relaxing after his lunch snack.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) feat. Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

European Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

As I have to much spare time now when all the other birders are gone I spent part of the evening adding my Azores list to the Club100 section on the Birding Azores website: http://azores.seawatching.net/index.php?page=xlist&s=0 Hopefully I will pass Darryl in the next few days! :)

Number two in the rankings is this handsome guy.

If you come here in October next year you might be fortunate to meet him!

European Whimbrel 2, Grey Plover 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Great Black-backed Gull 2, Ovenbird 1


  1. You bastard:-))
    Click here for the real number two:

  2. Aargh! Kris is going to get past me too.

    Nice photo of Alfrey by the way, I did not know he had a Human League phase :-))

  3. Slit på killen! Piparsnäppa står på tur.....

  4. Human League! More like Joy Division !