Wednesday, April 27, 2022

San Felipe


Yesterday at San Felipe and the surrounding areas we went to our furthest point and Birded back to GA.

On the road passed the north gate (El Hondo) we decided a quick visited to the fish farm our first of 3 squacco Herons pasted by also a Common Sandpiper on a muddy margin.

Things got a little better at San Felipe.

Curlew Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper's 25+  Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Black tailed Godwit, Redshank, Collared Pratincole, 150+ Whiskered Terns, Common Sandpiper, Little Bittern.

Curlew Sandpiper

All the usual suspects,  including Marbled Duck, Red knobbed Coot, Purple swamp Hen, Great reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler.

Whiskered Terns

Marbled Duck

We hit a bit of a dead patch for an hour or so after we left San Felipe, we did come across  a few Stone Curlew and one of, who thought  he was concealed

Stone Curlew
we can see you

Stone Curlew 

 But little did he know he was being blasted by Canon and Nikon. 3 Common Cuckoo sounding off along Bellavista road.

Common Cuckoo

 We approached lower la Marina more Great spotted Cuckoo's these were very vocal and easy to locate and a completely different area to the previous day sighting, and more birds heard much further away. 

Great spotted Cuckoo

 We always like to end on a high sometime we do sometimes we don't  light rain had started and decided to call it a day, hang on Trevor said is that a Roller sure enough there it was, there we're at least 2 around the monastery. Happy Days.


Also few Bee-eaters about.

Another good mornings Birding

                         Ibrean green woodpecker                                   

Have a great day

More fun tomorrow but where?

Watch this space

Cheers Bryan.

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