Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Spain;September 2008

Black Redstart




Cory's Shearwater

A selection of some of the sketches made whilst on holiday in NW Spain tthis past week, all from Illa de Ons and Illa de Cies, two islands off the coast of Pontevedra. More photos on the sister blog, Blogbirder...

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Highlights; 7th September 2008

Bluethroat (female)

Broad Billed Sandpiper/Dunlin (First calender year birds)

Arctic Skua (First calender year)

Highlights from the past week or so included a stunning juv. Broad Billed Sandpiper, my first in 20 years or so! Striking little wader with a very distinctive kinked bill and boldly marked plumage, hopefully will not have to wait so long for my next one. Also here is a juv. Arctic Skua, a big surprise on Vaxholm where I fish quite often, only had binoculars with me, would of had stunning views had I had a telescope with me.
Bluethroats are always a feature here in September, alway stop me too, wonderful birds, Perhaps the best sketch of the week of this species posted here too...