Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Little change at the quarry

It's been a pretty unpleasant day weather wise here, though surprisingly for the Azores little in the way of wind. Three well spaced trips to Cabo da Praia today revealed no fresh in waders, but a good opportunity to soak up what is already there with today's haul including the Terek Sand still, adult White-rumped Sand, 3 (adult and 2 juv) Pecs, adult Semipalmated Plover, 2 Hudsonian Whimbrels, 2 Curlew Sands, 2 Ruff, 2 Knot, 4 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits amongst the KPs, Turnstone and Sanderling.
Terek Sandpiper Cabo da Praia, 29th August 2012

Hudsonian Whimbrel Cabo da Praia, 29th August 2012

like chalk and cheese - Hudsonian Whimbrel (right)

adult Pectoral Sandpiper Cabo da Praia, 29th August 2012
Also had a look around the island - plenty of gulls in the middle area around Ginjal/Junco and Cabrito but weather pretty poor. Lots of Roseate and Common Terns lingering about, and a seawatch off Lajes produced 20+ Great Shears - which were a nice touch as they headed purposefully east - and a single Manx Shearwater. Best find of the day? Os Moinhos, potentially the best restaurant on Terceira according to research and it lived up to its billing. Sorry to say it, but it was better than O Pescador...

1 comment:

  1. Visited my local quarry today, just the usual sand present......Nice stuff, keep it up.

    ATB Laurie -