|Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Two nights in Fuengirola with jenny to enjoy a sea-front hotel and some evening dancing but what better way to spend an hour or so checking the local light-house (faro) in search of that elusive, single Purple Sandpiper that has decided that this small stretch of rocky coastline is its favoured winter holiday destination.
|Little Egret Egretta garzetta braving the elements
|Kentsih Plover Charadrius alexandrius (above) and Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula (below)
|The happily feeding Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
|One of many Sanderling Calidris alba
|The Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima habitat watched over by an Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii
|Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii showing its feeling towards the intruding Feral Pigeon!
|How many waders can you spot and identify?
Gannet, Cormorant, Little Egret, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Sanderling, Purple Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Audouin's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Dove, Collared Dove, Crag Martin, White Wagtail, Blackbird, Serin, House Sparrow.
|Typical Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo "hang out" before time to go off fishing again
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