torsdag den 11. august 2011

Summervacation 2011 part 1

My summervacation 2011 was spent on Sardinia (Italy) and Corsica (France) from the 25th of July to the 5th of August. We (my girlfriend Johanne and I) flew from Billund, Denmark to Alghero in the northwestern part of Sardinia with Ryanair. The day after arrival we took a ferry from Porto Torres on Sardinia to Propriano on Corsica where we rented a car and drove around Corsica for a week.

Shag, 1cy ssp. desmarestii, Porto Torres, Sardinia, Italy, 26/7-11.


Scopoli´s Shearwater (Calonectris (diomedea) diomedea) on the ferry-crossing between Porto Torres and Propriano, 26/7-11. About 100 Scopoli´s Shearwaters were seen from the ferry but only one Yelkouan Shearwater was dissapointing. On the other hand a distant European Storm Petrel (a new lifer for me!) was a pleasant surprise since most people do not seem see this species according to the trip-reports that I have read.

Corsican Nuthatch, Col de Sorba, Vivario, Corsica, 28/7-11. At least 10 birds were seen this morning.

The stretch of road that is particularly good for the nuthatches have been highlighted with red.

Corsican Finch, adult male, Bergerie Grotello, vallée de la Restonica, Corte, Corsica, France, 28/7-11.

Chaffinch, male ssp. tyrrhenica, Bergerie Grotello, vallée de la Restonica, Corte, Corsica, France, 28/7-11.

Woodchat Shrike, 2cy+ female ssp. senator, vallée de Asco, Ponte Leccia, Corsica, France, 28/7-11. Supposedly badius should be the subspecies represented on Corsica but this bird has to be a bird of the nominate race.

Eurasian Jay ssp. corsicanus, vallée de la Restonica, Corte, Corsica, France, 28/7-11.
 Coal Tit ssp. sardus, Haut Asco, Corsica, France, 29/7-11.

Eurasian Treecreeper ssp. corsa, Haut Asco, Corsica, France, 29/7-11.

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