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's 25+ Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Black tailed Godwit, Redshank, Collared Pratincole, 150+ Whiskered Terns, Common Sandpiper, Little Bittern.
All the usual suspects, including Marbled Duck, Red knobbed Coot, Purple swamp Hen, Great reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler.
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
But little did he know he was being blasted by Canon and Nikon. 3 Common Cuckoo sounding off along Bellavista road.
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