Monday 27 March
Always an opportunist, I certainly envy Dave for being able to get in a bonus visit to El Fondo up in Elche. Nevermind the limited time and "only" 34 species, what species they were. Garganey, Garganey and also all those Marbled Ducks. Certainly something there for many more to look forward to. Just a shame, I suspect, that the Garganeys will be gone when I pay a call to the site in late May after delivering Jenny to Alicante airport and have an overnight nearby.
El Fondo bird reserve, Elche: Monday 28th March
|Garganey Anas querquedula (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)|
|Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)|
|Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)|
|Marbled Duck Marmaronetta a. atop nest box (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)|