Tuesday 5 April
Whether it's the regular day or a new day of the week for the Arboleas Birding Group at this week's site, the old salinas and pools at Roquestas de Mar, Dave and his birding friends continue to upset me and rub in all that I am missing by not being in Spain at this moment! Why is it that everyone is seeing garganey apart from me, and that also applies to the UK? But what birds seen by the Arboleas Birding Group; not just the Garganey but both Audouin's and Slender-billed Gulls along with newly-arrived hirundines, Glossy Ibis and Red-crested Pochard to name but a few. Shame about the weather and no consolation for you that in a week of promised rain back here, today has ben beautifully sunny and warm, albeit still a strong wind. Only three weeks now and I, too, will up to Roquetas de Mar and the Charca de Suarez in Motril!
Roquetas de Mar - Tuesday 5th April
|Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)
|Audouin's Gulls Larus audouinii (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)
|male Garganey Anas querquedula (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)