Not only John and Jenny Wainwright down at my local patch as they came across Mick Richardson. Mick has also sent me a list of some of his birds seen during the morning and, yes, he too had a great view of the current visiting White Stork. Great photos from Mick so, if you want to see a local White Stork you need to get down to the Rio Velez post haste.
Thursday 9 January
I have attached a few shots taken down on the Rio Velez yesterday (Thursday).
During a couple of hours down on the river I saw 3 Bluethroats (2 males and a female), the White Stork, Zitting Cisticola, Penduline Tit x3, Red Avadavat, Common Scoter x7 and Black-necked Grebe on the sea and Northern Gannet, Great Cormorant, Mediterranean, Black-headed, Yellow-legged and Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Sandwich Terns all further out.
Off up to Sierra Morena tomorrow to try and see the Lynx, Spanish Imperial Eagle and both Griffon and Black Vultures.
|Black-headed Gull Gaviota Reidora Larus ridibundus (PHOTO: Mick Richardson)|
|White Stork Ciguena Blanca Ciconia ciconia (PHOTO: Mick Richardson)|
|Bluethroats Ruisenor Pechiazul Luscinia svecica (PHOTO: Mick Richardson)|
|Chiffchaff Mosquitero Comun Phylloscopus collybita (PHOTO: Mick Richardson)|
|Zitting Cisticola Buitron Cettia cetti (PHOTO: Mick Richardson)|
By jove, Mick, I'll look forward to hearing all about that visit. Hope you get to see both vultures and eagles along with the Lynx.
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