Category Archives: American Vagrants

Azores Pelagic 2012 Update- Zino’s Petrel

Photo by Harro Muller Following up on our recent pelagic we discovered some better images of the Pterodroma petrel we had. The images were sent to Bob Flood who has identified it as a Zino’s Petrel. More details will appear in Bob and Ashley’s forthcoming multi-media id guide of Pterodroma petrels. Geolocation studies have revealed that aside [...]

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Azores Endemics and Pelagic Trip 2012

Day One 290712 Sao Miguel Azores Bullfinch- 10+ seen in the Tronqueira Mountains. Had a look around the wetlands in the Furnas area with Gerby (http://www.gerbybirding.com/en/) Day Two 300712 Terceira and ferry crossing to Graciosa Hudsonian Whimbrel at Cabo da Praia- one of two birds present. Also Semipalmated Plover and adult Least Sandpiper. Northern Botttlenose Whale (I [...]

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AZORES SPRING PELAGIC 2011

Here’s a few extra (excellent) photos from Gareth Knass. More on Gareth’s flickr site here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34986481@N07/collections/72157626902702896/ Monteiro’s Petrel (Gareth Knass) Roseate Terns (Gareth Knass)- four different birds feeding together Common Dolphins (Gareth Knass) Risso’s Dolphin (Gareth Knass) From left to right, Per, Tommy, Bonser, me, Bosse, Lee, Tony, Gareth, Rafa, Martin, Eric and Michael. See [...]

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Spring Pelagic 2011 Mini-Expedition Summary

Monteiro’s Petrel (Richard Bonser) Wilson’s Petrel (Richard Bonser) Cory’s Shearwater (Richard Bonser) Risso’s Dolphin (Ricard Bonser) Super-pod of Common Dolphin (Richard Bonser) Cuvier’s Beaked Whale (Richard Bonser) Roseate Tern and Graciosa Rough-legged Buzzard (Richard Bonser) Before the highlights here come the lowlights: 1) My new 7D, 300m lens and 1.4 converter went over board and [...]

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