September 4th, 2010, 05:53 AM
Earl is the New Gloria
I really wished I made more of an effort to get to Scilly in '85. It was still good on the mainland with Parula at Hengistbury but I was so envious of those friends who made the trip and were mopping up Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, Bobolink and Night Heron all in a day trip on the boat.
Look forward to seeing reports from Azores soon. Anyone know of a live blog like last year?
September 7th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Out of interest, has Earl delivered anything yet?
September 8th, 2010, 11:19 AM
Quite a few waders, nothing particularly outrageous yet.
Originally Posted by Russ Heselden
September 8th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Those wacky punks, it seems like only last autumn that they were predicting Worm-eating warblers and Whip-Poor-Wills at the first sniff of a tropical storm...
September 9th, 2010, 04:25 AM
perhaps there might be a good gulf seabird nailed down for all to enjoy
September 15th, 2010, 07:42 PM
Swainson's in Shetland today...its all going to kick off now ;-)
September 16th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Unfortunately, as far as I know, there'll be no live blog for the period this year; Olof of http://corvo2009.blogspot.com/ fame won't be visiting the islands this year. There'll still be a fair few people there this year, mostly congregating on Corvo during mid-October (see http://www.birdingazores.com/?page=exchange10 for visitors) and your best bet will be the Corvo pioneer himself at http://peteralfreybirdingnotebook.blogspot.com/.
Originally Posted by Bobolink44
Massive numbers of Nearctic waders already in place on the archipelago, much more than by this time last year - including Short-billed Dowitcher, Solitary Sandpiper and three Greater Yellowlegs. And a Belted Kingfisher has been found at Lajes do Pico today too.
Current forecast looks quite juicy for the back end of next week here in Britain and Ireland too.
September 18th, 2010, 05:13 PM
a Northern Waterthrush made landfall in the Netherlands:
September 18th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Lagoa dos Salgados ("PÍra Marsh"), Algarve, Portugal:
Fri, 17 September, 2010 12:22:43
[raridades] Tryngites subruficollis
Ontem (16-09-2010) observei uma Tryngites subruficollis / Buff-brested Sandpiper (juv.) na Lagoa dos Salgados (Silves).
Com os melhores cumprimentos
This is one from the same locality on almost the same date last year:
Last edited by Colin Key; September 18th, 2010 at 06:04 PM.
September 20th, 2010, 08:47 PM
Things have changed forecast wise; those northerly winds seem to be kicking in with conditions far less favourable than predicted a few days ago. Still, it seems like birds are turning up from all compass directions on the continent. Northern Waterthrush, Little Whimbrel, White-winged Lark... surely it's only a matter of time before Britain and Ireland so better than Bobolink, Sharp-tailed Sand and Buff-b Pipit.
Originally Posted by RichB