Thursday, August 21, 2014

more Madeira

Pico do Arieiro, the only known breeding area of the Zino's Petrel (at 1600m height!!)
Ruddy Shelduck @Machico, a genuine vagrant. Really!
A lost Spoonbill @Machico
cliffs on the west
Pectoral Sandpiper @Ribeira Brava
This rare vagrant was found by the Italian team at Ponta do Pargo
the wingpattern confirmes it is not a Senegal Thick-knee but a Stone-curlew
Plain Swift
one of the two Roseate Terns at Funchal Harbour
western tip of the island, good area for Rock Sparrows
but these are the best!