Monday 7 October 2013

Azores day one: Terceira

Very, very brief post from Terceira airport - about to fly to Faial. Lots of nice waders yesterday on Terceira - a typical selection of stuff in the quarry with Short-billed Dow, Hudsonian Whimbrel and Spotted Sandpiper plus the usual Pecs, White-rumps and Semi-pees (Plover and Sandpiper).

First-winter Short-billed Dowitcher in the quarry

N. (p.) hudsonicus

 Nearby in Praia da Vitoria harbour, we were entertained by the most incredible wader I've ever seen. A really fresh juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper (about as good as they get), but also stupidly tame. It regularly walked within 50cm of me as I lay on the ground taking photos. 

Juvenile White-rump in Praia da Vitoria harbour

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