Tuesday 14 October 2014

More of the same..

Despite the strong westerlies blowing since yesterday, no major discoveries were made on the island today. Perhaps the most noteworthy event was the finding in early afternoon by PAC of the second Northern Parula of the autumn - this time a 1cy female - in Ribeira do Lapa.
Northern Parula, 1cy female, Lapa, 14 October 2014 (Photo courtesy of Vincent Legrand)

The rest of the day was rather uneventful with most reports concerning bird discovered in previous days that were relocated, including 4 Red-eyed Vireos, 3 Scarlet Tanagers and the Common Yellowthroat and Rose-breasted Grosbeak still lingering at the same spot. In addition to this, yesterday's Wilson's snipe was re-observed by many birders on the middle road in the morning while in late afternoon Graeme Joynt located a second Wilson's at the old harbour, raising the possibility of two birds being now present on the island. 


Great Shearwater, Puffinus gravis, 3 from the Windmill
White-rumped Sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis, 3 juvenile/first winter, Old Harbour
Little Stint, Calidris minuta, 1st-winter, Old Harbour
Wilson's Snipe, Gallinago delicata, 2, middle/lower road crossroads and at Old Harbour
Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea, 3, 1, Tennessee Valley, 2 Fojo
Willow Warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus, 1, Fojo
Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus, 4, 2 Ribeira da Ponte, 1 Cape Verde Farm, 1 Pico
Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas, 1, tamarisks SW of airstrip
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, 1, above Tennessee Valley
Northern Parula, Setophaga americana, 1st-winter female, Ribeira da Lapa

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