Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Wish you were here?

I certainly do. It's already kicked off on 'the rock' with a crack team of Scandinavians (including 2009 big hitter Olof Jonsson) there scouring Corvo. In the first two days, they've managed a rather nice 1st-winter male Dickcissel, a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron (yeah ok, they're pretty common this year!) and an Ovenbird. Not a bad start and just the beginning of another autumn on this ultimate vagrant trap of an island.

I've got 3 and a half weeks until I get back out there... but I lucked out with the Northern Flicker there last year, so hopefully some quality will stick around for 'teacher's week'. What's more, I wouldn't mind being in the position of whacking systems coming through in late October, and a load of yanks to find. One of the great things about going to Corvo late is you've pretty much got the island to yourself.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Corvo October 2009
Indigo Bunting Corvo October 2010
Semipalmated Sandpiper Corvo September 2009

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