A dozen members of the Axarquia Bird Group at the Charca de Suarez this morning along with a few guests in very clear and warm weather. As soon as I turned into "Turtle Dove Alley" at 8.50 with my brother-in-law Chris Sprinks we had a Sparrowhawk pass over and alongside the car before noting both Collared Doves and House Sparrows. A couple of Crested Larks on the road and then a small flock of Serin before our first female Red Avadavat.
|Red Avadavat Bengali Rojo Amandava amandava in full breeding plumage
|Recod shots of our Water Rail Rascon Europeo Rallus aquaticus in the deep shade
|Juvenile Dunlin Correlimos Comun Calidris alpina that had us all puzzled in the bright sunshine
|Ferruginous Duck Porron Pardo Aythya nyroca
|Hoopoe Abubilla Upupa epops
|Red-knobbed Coot Focha Moruna Fulica cristata
|Chameleon Chamaeleo chamaeleo (PHOTO: John Wainwright)
Mallard, Pochard, Ferruginous Duck, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Heron, White Stork, Flamingo, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Little Crake, Moorhen, Purple Swamphen, Coot, Red-knobbed Coot, Dunlin, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull, Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Hoopoe,Crested Lark, Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, White Wagtail, Bluethroat, Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Raven, House Sparrow, Common Waxbill, Red Avadavat, Serin.
|Record shot of the Bluethroat Ruisenor Comun Luscinia svecica
|Green Sandpiper Andarrios Grande Tringa ochropus
|Little Egret Garceta Comun Egretta garzetta
|A couple of the Purple Swamphens Calamon Comun Porphyrio porphyrio
|Tree Frog Hyla arborea
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