February 2012 bird observations

This month, more exactly on the 11th February 2012 it made 5 years since the Green-wingged teal was first recorded in Ribeira da Janela and this american bird is still in the same place, together with Muscovy ducks and a few Mallards... Other interesting observations of this month are as followed:

24th February 2012at Ribeira da Janela
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

17th February 2012at Faial
3 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
1 Spotted sandpiper Actitis macularia
2 Common sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
1 Greenshank Tringa nebularia
1 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
4 Coots Fulica atra
1 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
2 White Wagtails Motacilla alba

12th February 2012 at Pico do Areeiro - observed by Colin Smith
1 Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

9th February 2012 at Machico
1 Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
1 Teal - female Anas crecca
1 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

8th February 2012 at São Vicente
4 White Wagtails Motacilla alba
2 Eurasian Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus
1 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

at Ponta do Pargo
Flock of more than 20 Skylarks Alauda arvensis

at Lugar de Baixo
The American Coot Fulica americana is still there
1 Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
1 Dunlin Calidris alpina
1 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

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