|The endemic Azores Bullfinch took a bit of finding today in heavy rain, but then showed well.|
Having flown out via Lisbon, where we contrived to expand the trip list (successfully) by adding a couple of non-Azorean extras, we had business to attend to on São Miguel. For the full story you'll have to see the trip report which I'll publish online post trip, but in brief we succeeded in our main target for the morning, the endemic but sometimes very elusive Azores Bullfinch.
|Delighted to find this Killdeer on a farm pond near Ponta Delgada today.|
|The same pond hosted this obliging juvenile Eurasian Spoonbill, a scarce bird in the islands ...|
|... while nearby we were astonished to find two more feeding in a flooded roadside field.|
|Also welcome on the day list was this Pied-billed Grebe (right) among Eurasian Coots at Lagoa Azul.|