Monday, 30 May 2011

Back on the Azores

These days, away from Rotherhithe, the Azores seems to be my second home. And in particular, the island of Terceira. So once again, I was back there for the day in preparation for the ferry to Graciosa (where we'll be doing some pelagics this week). Highlights have included visiting some old faithfuls - the White-winged Black Tern (now a third calendar year) looks fully kitted out, a Pied-billed Grebe that got hooked during the winter has now seemingly fully recovered and acquired breeding plumage while a couple of Semipalmated Plovers were to be almost expected in the quarry at Cabo da Praia.

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