First day back on Corvo for Azores 2016. Arrived about lunch time and this afternoon teamed up with Katt and covered the reservoir and some of the village. Caught up with a couple of migrant waders and bumped into a Yellow-billed Cuckoo found by Klaus and Gaby Drissner on the way to dipping an Upland Sandpiper. Got a puncture in Katts car which cost us the Sandpiper so tomorrow's mission is to catch up with it- on the need's list for an Azores tick.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo by the Miradour
Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper on the lower reservoir road feeding in roadside puddles
Juvenile American Golden Plover on the reservoir slope
Vince at work
Darryl and Vince
Intriguing find of the day was this raptor large pellet. There are no raptors on this island so a mystery on our hands.