After an explosive start to the season a somewhat high pitched ringing silence followed with the highlight of the week being a Northern Waterthrush found by Paul Doniol-Valcrove.
Seven new birders arrived on the island on 1st October to join Pierre and Paul including an Italian team of four and three Azorean birders. Hurricane 'Sam' is active in the North Atlantic over the next few days and even though the system does not make landfall it is nonetheless a welcome addition to the dominant Azores high conditions over the last few days. An eagerly anticipated week lies ahead.
1st October: Nothing of note
30th September: 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 1 juv Ring-necked Duck plus the resident 19 Mallard/Black Duck hybrid flock (with one possible pure Black Duck) in the caldera
29th September: Nothing of note
28th September: Northern Waterthrush at Lapa
27th September: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present at the Reservoir