Saturday, 20 October 2018

Corvo 2018, Day 7- It keeps coming

Another two major birds on the island today, White-eyed Vireo and Eastern Wood Pewee. This is shaping up to be the best year ever. There have now been 27 species of American landbird. 2017 is currently the record year with 29 species and we still have another week and more to go of the autumn. 

It's getting tough at the top for the Western Palearctic listers too with Pierre-Andre Crochet at No 1 narrowly avoiding being overtaken by the previous incumbent Ernie Davies who luckily for Pierre missed today's White-eyed Vireo after his agent Phil Abbot messed up Ernie's bookings and took him off island yesterday two days too early than Ernie had told Phil to book. No doubt Phil is getting a good roasting now. However Pierre-Andre has no cause to relax as Chris Bell has secured five lifers on this trip (an unprecedented season) and is now three away from the top. The Germans have decided to remove Yellow-headed Amazon from the Cat C National List so Pierre has dropped even with Ernie at No 1 with Chris Bell tearing up behind. 

I decided to do Tennessee Valley this morning and had lunch with a Northern Parula. There were also two in De Ponte today and one with the White-eyed Vireo so the one I had lunch with was possibly a new bird which will be nice to have on the find's list HERE. Also had a Red-eyed Vireo on the way back to the village. 

 Northern Parula (above and below) 

View over to Flores



Chris Townend (aka Jaffa) said...

Loving the WP listing stress Pete!

Peter Alfrey said...

It's at fever pitch! lol