Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Zapata, behind Malaga Airport

Wednesday 18 January

Only barely thirty minutes before needing to get to the airport and collect Jenny.  But what a mess this site has become as a result of the December floods.  But nature is a marvellous healer, if we can keep the humans away, and I am expecting it to return to its former birding paradise within the next six months or less.  I even managed 17 species, as below, and at least it was fractionally warmer than inland, especially with Dave's Arboleas Bird Group up in Almeria Province.

Grey Heron Garza Real Ardea cinerea
The lovely Marsh Harrier Aguilucho Lagunero Circus aeruginosus
Time for the Hoopoe Abubilla Upupa epops to depart
A few of the large flock of Serins Verdecillo Serinus serinus
Birds seen:
Little Egret, Heron, Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, Moorhen, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Collared Dove, Hoopoe, Crag Martin, White Wagtail, Robin, Stonechat, Jackdaw, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Serin, Goldfinch.

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