Thursday, June 25

Heron City




An early start, John and I decided to stay local, first stop El Clot de Galvany.
 It's  Heron City there right now. I counted at least 9 Little Bitten, and probably there's double that number.

Good numbers of Squacco Heron, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, a few elusive Night Herons hiding inside the reeds, and some Grey Herons.
Whiskered Terns galore, no shortage of food as the Terns seemed to be scooping up food in abundance, they have to be breeding?

Great-crested Grebe + Juv's,  White-headed Duck+ Juv's.  Shovelers,  Marbeled  Teal,  Red-crested Pochard + Juv's,  Common Pochard +Juv's,  Mallard Duck,  Purple Swamphen. Little Grebe.

The historical site on the Carabassi Road
 For the Rufus bush scrub Robin.

I've been there lots of times so far since lockdown, but no show,
But Spotted flycatcher and Turtle dove, there.

We explored the abandoned Salt Pan at Urbanova, its under-watched, and is looking promising for the autumn and winter months. Water is still being pumping into these salt pans,  there are a few pairs of breeding LRP and Black-winged Stilt on the water.

I think this place has the potential for autumn waders
In the future.

Update
3rd July

Black necked Grebe
Photo from a previous visit

John Michelle and my self returned again to El Clot Wetlands this week.  Birds were much the same as the previous week.


 Little Bitten


 Little Bitten



  but this week I  managed a few photos. For a in-depth review of our morning's Birding see John Edwards Blog link below

John Edwards review click here


Night Heron



Marbled Duck



Marbled Duck Chicks




Have Fun
Cheers
BT

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