Tuesday, September 01, 2020

San Felipe renamed Mosquito City

Not a good idea to go Birding at San Felipe on the last day of August?  The plan was to start at the furthest point and bird back and after the recent rainstorm, we had high hope of finding something different had dropped in?
But we didn't stay long as we were attacked by squadrons of stealth mosquitoes the further from the car park the worse it got.
So we didn't get far?

Santa Agueda

Encouraging  signs of  Waders returning with 3 Wood Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper,  Little-ringed Plovers,  Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, all our local Hirundines were seen, except for
 Sand Martin.

The Route Back

Took us through the farmed fields, Bee-eaters still present but less in numbers.  Zitting Cisticolas perched up and posed for the camera,  I'd forgotten just how tiny these Wren like birds are?

 Zitting Cisticolas

 Zitting Cisticolas

La Marina fields
 A few Rollers, Woodchat Shrike,  Iberian Southern grey Shrike,  Spotted Flycatcher, Common Kestrel, Marsh Harrier.
Was the best of it.

El Pinnet

A single Greenshank and a Summer Plumage Dunlin were new arrivals
Little Tern and Sandwich fished the lagoons.
Moment of the day was a juvenile Collared Pratincole which dropped in the Car Park and obliged me a photographic opportunity,

 Collared Pratincole

 Collared Pratincole

only a few meters away from me and totally unfazed by close proximity of the car.

 Collared Pratincole

At this moment the Clot seems hard to beat in terms of variety and numbers we'll have another look there, later this week maybe try trip further away next week
Thanks for visiting this Blog.

Have Fun
Cheers BT

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