Tuesday 29 October 2013

American Bittern at Fojo

The fog had rolled in again this morning but the remaining birders headed out of the village and into the ribeiras. Cantinho was checked, as was Fojo, and it was the Brits that scored with today's highlight - an American Bittern. Richard Bonser located the bird flying down the valley, and then Lee Gregory quickly located it in a tree where it remained for half an hour or so.
American Bittern, Fojo (Richard Bonser)
Two Glossy Ibis were still on the airstrip, as well as a juvenile Ruff and 2 White-rumped Sandpipers. The only passerine of any note today was a juvenile Greenland Wheatear by the windmills.

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