October 2020 - birding in Madeira

In October we start to feel the autumn, although they say it starts by the 21st of September... Temperatures are a bit less warm and some rain starts to fall. Depending on the winds, this is a good time for some migrating birds be blown into this archipelago, out of their migratory route. So let's see which species October 2020 brings to Madeira:

31st of October 2020 at Funchal
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

23rd of October 2020 at São Vicente
7 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

At Machico
2 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

12th of October 2020 at Santo da Serra
3 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

2nd of October 2020 at Faial
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

At Garajau
Black-headed Gull at Chroicocephalus ridibundus

At Ponta do Pargo - recorded by Sander (NED)
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla

1st of October 2020 at Ponta de São Lourenço - reported by Cheech (ZA)
5 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe

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