Wednesday 24 March
I received an email this morning informing me that a Puffin had been recorded at Cabo de Gata and have now received my friend Dave's report on his day's biding outing with the Arboleas Birding Group. It looks as if the group by-passed the Cabo and straight on to Las Norias so , maybe, a case of close but not close enough, always assuming that the Puffin did not move straight on to pastures (well seas) new. Las Norias itself seems to still be rather an eye-sore in terms of the discarded rubbish and on this occasion somewhat short on the expected bird numbers. I wonder, like my visit today, whether the much increased temperature has driven the insect life high accompanied by the hirrundines and possibly even some early swifts. I shall be interested to find out which of the Roquetas lanes has had a chain placed across it, possibly that leading to the light-house. Still, hopefully by early April the provincial border closes will ne lifted s that I, too, can once more return to these Almerian sites.
Las Norias & Roquetas de Mar - Wednesday 24 March
|Great Crested Grebes Podiceps cristatus courting (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)|
|Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)|
|Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)|