May 2012 birdwatching news for Madeira

Inland birdwatching in Madeira, during May 2012, produced the following vagrant bird observations:

30th May
Cabo Girão
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba

27th May
Lugar de Baixo
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus - observed between the 10th and the 27th May

26th May
6 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus - this species has been recorded in Madeira since December 2011

25th May
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica - also observed on the 26th May

2 House Martins Delichon urbicum

23rd of May
Funchal Harbour
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

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