June 2019 birding observations in Madeira

Temperatures already feel like August though we are still in June... Global warming is what is called! Let's see which bird species are blown to Madeira and out of their migratory route:

18th of June 2019 at Machico - observed by a group of birdwatchers from UK
Little Swift Apus affinis - this is the 2nd record for Madeira archipelago!

14th of June 2019 off Caniçal
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

12th of June 2019 at Ribeira Brava
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

9th of June 2019 at Ponta da Cruz - reported by Joe (UK)
House Sparrow Passer domesticus - male. This is an exceptional record with less than 5 on the last 50 years!

5th of June 2019 at Ribeira Brava
2 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

2nd of June 2019 at Caniçal
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
Sanderling Calidris alba
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

1st of June 2019 at Santo da Serra - reported by James (UK)
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

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