Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Lo Monte and Benejuzar

Yesterday 5th of April

We officially  have a new member of the NBBC  Michelle Edwards who forgot her bins this morning


Lo Monte

Extended birding morning at lo Monte, it was good for a small reserve, male little Bittens chased the females around, the first highlight of the day an energetic Moustached Warbler showed on and off, disappeared and reappeared in another area for 15 minutes, difficult to get a clear photo as it sneaked in and out the reeds.

 Moustached Warbler

 White-headed Duck and Common Pochard, Little Grebe, and Great-crested Grebe pass by the hide. We had some amazing views especially the Great-crested Grebe in his full summer plumage.

Great-crested Grebe

The second Hi-light of the day was a Gargarny Duck which dropped in for a minute or two before returning to the other pool.


 Lots of other small birds like Greenfinch Reed Bunting, linnet, Serin.



We birded for an hour or so along the river, the bank we heard our first Cuckoo of the year and later on a proper view of this Cuckoo who whizzed around our heads displaying and calling "magnificent" 
Quite a few Nightingale singing and at least 2 Melodious Warblers and the Same in number for Woodchat Shrike,


Missed photo opportunity of the day A Iberian Green Woodpecker which was perched on the wooden post by the side of the track at a few meters.

Little Grebe,


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