Sunday 14 April 2013

Guadalhorce, Malaga

Friday 12 April

Yet another pair of birders out doing what they enjoy!  Inger and Ivan Zink-Nielsen were back at the Gudalhorce ponds in Malaga and, once again, manage to top the fifty mark during their morning visit including some useful observations which others may be able to better answer than me as I am still in England - but back home this evening.

Guadalhorce, Malaga - 12 April

A little more quiet this time, but 2 Cream-Coloured Coursers were reported in the morning, but we did not find them.  We had a very dark and long-tailed falcon, which we think was a possible Eleonora's Falcon, but we are not 100% sure.

But we are sure of the following 52 species:

Shelduck; Mallard; Gadwall; Shoveler; Pochard; White-headed Duck; Little Grebe; Cormorant; Little Egret; Flamingo (a flock of 110 flying north over); Booted Eagle; Marsh Harrier; Kestrel; Peregrine Falcon; Moorhen; Coot; Black-winged Stilt; Little Ringed Plover; Ringed Plover; Kentish Plover; Curlew Sandpiper; Wood Sandpiper; Common Sandpiper; Redshank; Greenshank; Snipe; Yellow-legged Gull; Rock Dove; Collared Dove; Turtle Dove; Swift; Hoopoe; Bee-eater; Crested Lark; Sand Martin; Barn Swallow; Red-rumped Swallow; House Martin; Yellow Wagtail; Wheatear; Blackbird; Sardinian Warbler; Zitting Cisticola; Cetti's Warbler; Reed Warbler; Pied Flycatcher; Woodchat Shrike; Jackdaw; Spotless Starling; House Sparrow; Goldfinch; Corn Bunting; Black-headed Weaver.

Inger and Ivan

Anybody else heard tales, no pun intended, of this long-tailed falcon at the Guadalhorce or nearby?

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