Thursday, 30 December 2010


The winter exploration trip produced the usual array of unusual winter birds including Hooded Merganer (pic 1), American Herring Gull (pic 2), Spoonbill (pic 4), Great Blue Heron (pic 5) and Bonaparte's Gull (pic 6) in addition to the resident and regular birds including Azorean Gull (pic 3).

The spring Graciosa pelagic expedition in search of rare gadfly petrels was held back by the weather but nevertheless produced the amazing breeding seabirds including Monteiro's Petrel, and Barolo Shearwater. Also Wilson's Petrels were found (pic 3) and lots of cetaceans including these rare Sowerby's Beaked Whales (pic 4).

Another great autumn for American vagrants on Corvo with the highlights including the Western Palearctic's first Lincoln's Sparrow.

This fantastic Northern Flicker (Vincent Legrand)

Rough-legged 'Hawk'

Northern Waterthrush

Indigo Bunting

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Double-crested Cormorant

American Black Tern

Me in the crater on Corvo.

2010 Crew

Vincent and David.

and... one of the highlights of the autumn was the publication of more articles and photos in the birding and european press including the Corvo 5 year review in Europe's exclusive birding periodical Dutch Birding.

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