Tuesday 12 October 2021

Prothonotary Warbler!

They don't get much more sought after than this- a male Prothonotary Warbler found today by Pierre-Andre Crochet in a small valley south of the Lighthouse Valley. This is the second for Corvo and the WP. The first was a female bird in 2019, for comparison See Here . 

The Cape May Warbler was also still present in the village today showing well. A superb duo of mega American wood warblers. The Northern Parula was also still present and there were a few Red-eyed Vireos, a Cliff Swallow and a Rough-legged Buzzard. 

What with the low latitude westerlies continuing until tomorrow at least, there could be another mega lurking. For more on rarities and weather on Corvo see pages 12 and 14 in the most recent review article HERE

Male Prothonotary Warbler (Vincent Legrand). 
First-winter female Cape May Warbler (Vincent Legrand) 
The Prothonotary Twitch. After a rather long nervous wait on some rather precipitous ledges the stunning bird finally showed well.   

Daily log:

12th October: Prothonotary Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Northern Parula in lighthouse valley, 3 Red-eyed Vireo, 1 Cliff Swallow, 1 Rough-legged Buzzard

11th October: Cape May Warbler still in village, 1 Swainson's Thrush at Fojo, 1 Northern Parula in Lighthouse Valley,  1 Indigo Bunting in do Vinte, 2 Red-eyed Vireo, 1 Upland Sandpiper, 1 Buff-bellied Pipit, 2 Cliff Swallow, 1 Semipalmated Plover, 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Ring-billed Gull, 1 Glossy Ibis  

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