Tuesday, 12 October 2010

LINCOLN'S SPARROW - A FIRST FOR THE WP









What a day! Hugues Dufourny found an american sparrow in the afternoon which after lots of discussion we decided looked good for a Lincoln's Sparrow. We sent the photos to David Sibley and Peter Pyle and the answer came back from both of them in a few minutes.....' 100% Lincoln's Congratulations!' That's another 1st for the WP for Corvo.
Oh yeah... also today Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Rough-legged 'Hawk', 2 Baltimore Oriole, 3 Indigo Bunting, 2-3 Red-eyed Vireo, 3 Buff-bellied Pipit, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Scarlet Tanager.

6 comments:

Darryl said...

Who found the Sparrow Pete?

Dominic Mitchell said...

A fantastic first for the WP - hope it sticks around! Well done the finder, and please send a hi-res image to the magazine.

alan tilmouth said...

Cracking find, bet the whisky is flowing tonight.

Darryl said...

Nice one Hugues!

Peter Alfrey said...

A great bird!
Be good to have you out here Darryl- these foreignors are taking over :-)))
Vincent has some great pics Dom.
One bottle of Red Label done already :-)

Lee Dingain said...

Corvo does it again!! Excellent bird!