|Very early morning visit to Navaseca with the Moon still brightly shining|
Awake early so straight down to the far end of Navaseca and parked outside the road hide by 6.30 just as it was getting light. Still a number pf Bats flying around (small, so possibly Pipistrelles, Pipistrelle commune) as I approached the water’s edge sheltering behind the teal vegetation. Calm and the Flamingos just beginning to stretch their necks as the early-arising Coots, Mallards and White-headed Ducks moved about on the water. The first of the Black-headed Gulls was flying and almost immediately joined by the local Whiskered Terns.
|Early morning Flamingos Flamenco Comun Phoenicopterus roseus at Navaseca|
Slightly to my right on the scrape a number of Moorhen were feeding and then I noticed a dozen or more Little Ringed Plover and a single Green Sandpiper. Behind the scrape on the far side up against the reeds a couple of Black-winged Stilts which led me to recording the trio of Avocet. In the reeds itself the overnight roosts of both Cattle and Little Egret and even a couple of Grey Heron. As the Avocets moved away left I picked up a few of the Greylag Geese. Meanwhile, in front of me, a Little Grebe was feeding and scores of Barn Swallows had risen from their slumbers and were now feeding low over the water. Not just the Reed Warblers now calling in the reeds immediately to my right but following the warblers bare five metres in front of me I eventually got the scope on it and that explained its behaviour at the top of the reeds as I recorded a Sedge Warbler.
|Time for the Barn Swallows Golondrina rustica to wake up|
|Even the distant Night Herons Martinete Comun Nycticorax nycticorax were still half asleep|
|Male White-headed Duck Malvasia Cabeciblanca Oxyura leucocephala|
|Great Crested Grebe Somormujo Lavanco Podiceps cristatus with young|
|Mute Swan Cisne Vulgar Cygnus olor at Pitillas|
|Distant record shot of Tufted Duck Porron Monudo Aythya fuligula|
|Common Pochard Porron Europeo Aythya ferina|
|The cliffs at Extauri that produces Griffon Vulture, Alpine Sift and Raven|
Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Mallard, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, White-headed Duck, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Grey Heron, White Stork, Flamingo, Griffon Vulture, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Black-winged Stilt, Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Whiskered Tern, Rock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Common Swift, Hoopoe, Crested Lark, Sky Lark, Crag Martin, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Blue-headed Wagtail, Blackbird, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Magpie, Alpine Chough, Carrion Crow, Raven, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet.
|The Greylag Geese Anser anser|
|Most of the Mute Swan Cisne Vulgar Cygnus olor flock|
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