Friday 10 October 2014

Corvo season in full swing!

After yesterday's excitement, it was no surprise that further discoveries were made today - particularly as the number of birders on the island increased with around ten new arrivals taking us in to the forties.

We didn't have to wait long for the first find of the day: a Red-eyed Vireo in the north section ('arm') of Poco de Agua within the first hour of light and this was soon followed by Gary Fennemore finding a first-winter female Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the lower part of Ribeira da Lapa - identifiable from images as a different bird to yesterday's, which was also still present. Another Red-eyed Vireo was found in the upper parts of Lapa and news was received that the Scarlet Tanager was also still in the Tennessee Valley.

Red-eyed Vireo in Ribeira da Lapa (Josh Jones)

During the late afternoon Michael Fricke discovered a Bobolink in the Lower Fields; although mobile this bird showed well to most and will no doubt perform better in the coming days. An Indigo Bunting was also noted in the village.


American Golden Plover 1 flying around above the reservoir
Spotted Sandpiper 1 still on shore at west end of airstrip
White-rumped Sandpiper first-winter still at old harbour
Little Stint first-winter still at old harbour
Red-eyed Vireo 2 (Ribeira da Lapa and Poco de Agua)
Willow Warbler 1 still in Tennessee Valley
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 first-winter females (Ribeira da Lapa & above Tennessee Valley)
Scarlet Tanager first-winter male still in Tennessee Valley
Lapland Bunting 1 on reservoir slopes
Indigo Bunting 1 in the village
Bobolink 1 in Lower Fields

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