|Black-wingd Stilt Himantopus himantopus still present|
Beautiful, clear, warm and sunny morning here so took a drive over to the Charca de Suarez where I met up with Steve and Elena Powell. A good selection of birds but all seen relatively quickly and with a very keen breeze blowing decided to exit and come home at the 11.30 opening rather than stay the full morning. As I turned into "Turtle Dove Alley" I quickly recorded Collared Dove, Spotless Starling, Blackbird and Hoopoe and, at the far end, my first of many House Martins seen during the short morning.
Entering the reserve at 10am there were Turtle Doves calling as we made our way to the Laguna del Taraje which seem occupied by cute Coot families, Mallards and Moorhen. Very noisy Cetti's Warblers and Nightingales along with both Blackcap and Reed Warbler. Quite a delight to see a Chiffchaff immediately in front of and much as I would have liked it be be an Iberian I am pretty sure that it was simply a long-staying Common Chifchaff.
|Purple Swamphen Calamon Comun Porphyrio porphyrio|
|Where did that juvenile Glossy Ibis Morito Comun Plegadis falcinellus come from?|
|Mixed Glossy Ibis Morito Comun Plegadis falcinellus group with juvenile below|
|Little Egret Garceta Comun Egretta garzetta doing its balanxcing act in the stiff breeze|
|Spot the Turtle Dove Tortola Europea Streptopelia turtur|
Mallard, Pochard, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Heron, Glossy Ibis, White Stork, Spoonbill, Moorhen, Purple Swamphem, Coot, Red-knobbed Coot, Black-winged Stilt, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Turtle Dove, Collared Dove, Common Swift, Hoopoe, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Nightingale, Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Blackcap. Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, Great Tit, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, Red Avadavat, Serin
|Mediterranean Tree Frog Hyla meridionalis on the same leaf as last week!|
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