Wednesday 13 April
Looks as if friend Dave and his Arboleas Birding Group made the right decision with their last minute change of destination and so enjoyed a great, dry, day's birding with lots of recently-arrived migrants including Red-rumped Swallow, Bee-eater and Woodchat Shrike. Amazing to be regularly reminded how much sooner these migrants arrive in Spain compared with the UK. Here, just a couple of Barn Swallows but neither Red-rumped Swallow nor Woodchat Shrike, never mind Common Swift. Now there's something to look forward to in a fortnight's time!
Rambla de Almanzora & Vera Playa: Wednesday 13th April
|Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)
|Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)
|Three Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus (PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)
|Headless male CommonPochard Aythya ferina with partly melanistic female
(PHOTO: David Elliott-Binns)