Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Western Palearctic cold spot

Hudsonian Whimbrel by Vincent Legrand

For Birdwatch article info:http://peteralfreybirdingnotebook.blogspot.com/2008/10/pioneers-birdwatch.html

Today is very quiet again on Corvo. Bird of the day for me is a juvenile Hobby (the first for the Azores) which has been present a few days. Just seen a Hudsonian Whimbrel on the airfield which is presumably the bird from Flores. The only other bird of note was a Wheatear. There is still a Yellowthroat about but I haven't seen it yet.

The wind is blowing from the south-east and despite extensive searching by a team of 12 pan-Europen birders there is no sign of any of the megas that were on the island last week (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Hooded Warbler, Northern Parula, Blackpoll and Yellow-throated Vireo).

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