Monday 7 October 2019


As starts to the season go, things dont get much better than what has happened over the last couple of weeks. Last week's, Cape May and Chestnut-sided Warbler were unbelievable topped by something even better- a first for the Western Palearctic, and top of the dream wish list; Prothonotary Warbler found by Jean-Pierre Jordan.

This is now the 25th species of american wood warbler recorded on Corvo (only Palm and Cerulean on the WP list have not recorded on the island). This is the third first for the WP american wood warbler following Yellow-throated Warbler and Prairie Warbler. A hybrid Golden-winged x Blue-winged 'Brewster's Warbler' was also a first for the WP.

 First-winter female Prothonotary Warbler (Paul French), above and below
Ovenbird (Paul French) 

Daily Logs:
29th September: Northern Waterthrush (Lower Lapa),
1st October: Northern Waterthrush (Upper Lapa)
2nd October: 2 Black-and-white Warbler (Cantinho)
4th October: 1 Prothonotary Warbler,  (Cantinho), 1 Bobolink (middle fields), 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin (Airfield),
5th October: 1 Prothonotary Warbler, 2 Black-and-white Warbler, 3 Red-eyed Vireo (Cantinho, Fojo and De Ponte)
6th October: 1 Ovenbird (Fojo), 3 Red-eyed Vireo (2 Fojo, 1 Poco d'Agua), 2 Black-and-white Warbler (Cantinho)

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