|The near-endemic Atlantic Canary occurs in good numbers on Flores.|
|A poor record shot of today's Willow Warbler - an Azorean rarity.|
It's all about context. At Ponta Albarnaz, for example, a Willow Warbler in a field near the lighthouse was only the 16th record for the islands - making it twice as rare here as, say, Yellow-billed Cuckoo (35 records). At least two Skylarks and a Northern Wheatear were also noteworthy scarcities. The briefest of views of two calidrids flushed from the corner of a field suggested White-rumped Sandpiper, but in very strong winds on the exposed headland they couldn't be relocated and hve to go down as probables.
|Ring-necked Ducks are scarce but expected autumn visitors.|