Having attended the ABS meet at Bonanza yesterday, along with my Australian birding neighbour, Bob Ashford we decided to extend our visit by a couple of nights so that we could visit both the Donana National Park and the Odiel Marshes (Marismas del Odiel). To make things even better, both Derek and Barbara Etherton and John and Jenny Wainwright also took the same option, well almost. Indeed, with Jerry and Barbara Laycock also in the area with their caravan it looked very much as if there would be eight of us spending a day n the Donana. Sunday morning saw four us taking a quick look at the coast between Chipiona and Sanlucar where we picked up passing Barn Swallows, Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, Turnstone and a distant Gannet before heading off to the Dehesa de Abajo on the northern edge of the National Park.
|Glossy Ibis Morito Comun Plegadis falcinellus|
|Crossing the mighty Rio Guadalquivir to Coria del Rio|
|A few of the 150+ roosting Night Herons Martinete Comun Nycticorax nycticorax|
|White Storks Ciguena Blanca Ciconia ciconia defending their nest|
|The feeding flock of Common Waxbill Pico de Coral Estrilda astril|
back to the hotel.
|Can you find the resting Kingfisher Martin Pescador Alcedo atthis?|
Greyag Goose, Shelduck, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Gannet, Cormorant, Night Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Glossy Ibis, Great White Egret, Heron, Black Stork, White Stork, Spoonbill, Flamingo, Black-winged Kite, Red Kite, Black Kite, Booted Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, Moorhen, Crane, Black-winged Stilt, Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Ruff, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Hoopoe, Green Woodpecker, Crested Lark, Barn Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Robin, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Stonechat, Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Penduline Tit, Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreper, Iberian Grey Shrike, Azure-winged Magpie, Magpie, Jackdaw, Raven, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Waxbill, Chaffinch, Serin, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Linnet.
|The Little Egrets Garceta Comun Egretta garzetta have come into roost but there is astranger in theior midst!|
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