Monday, 9 October 2017

Azores Autumn 2017, Day 3, Corvo

A significant arrival of birders on the island today with over 40 birders now present. Despite the high pressure and east winds there were a few other new arrivals (or rather new discoveries) including a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and a Semipalmated Sandpiper.

The Northern Waterthrush was still present at the Pig Farm but was elusive and there were at least four Red-eyed Vireos including three at Fojo. A Glossy Ibis was flying around the Airfield, presumably one of the four birds that have recently been present in the Caldera.

A Sperm Whale was seen in the channel between Corvo and Flores.

Red-eyed Vireo, Da Ponte Bridge (Rafael Armada)
View from Corvo over to Flores tonight
Magic Seaweed chart for mid-week showing high pressure over the Azores and the southern North Atlantic. Not ideal conditions for american vagrants but with so many birders and so many places for birds to hide- could certainly be something lurking. 

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