Thursday, 22 October 2009


A few images from the past few years on Corvo. More here:

Image one: me and Simon
Image two: Right to left, Eric, Adrian, Rene, Darryl and Simon
Image three:Front to back, Darryl, Fred, Gilles, Simon, Pierre, Adrian and Vincent


john said...

Reading about your adventures on Corvo has been a pleasure. It seems a little strange to work so hard to see North American birds in Europe. That reminds me of the years I lived in Arizona where birders came from far and wide to see Mexican strays north of the border. I always just went south of the border to see a plethora of Mexican species. Why not just go to North America, and get many more species for the money?

Peter Alfrey said...

Hi John,
I have been to America five times and planning on going back again next spring. I love your birds.

Vagrant hunting and rarity is about context and in my opinion there is no better way to see American birds than discovering them as a result of endless time of searching, in a setting where they are unsual or out of context- it is the most intimate and exhilirating connection.

It is nice to work so hard for something which is so beautiful. Nothing beats that.