28 May 2011

Brazo del Este

As soon as we arrived in the area, we could hear the calls of the Great Reed Warblers and we began to set ourselves up to be able to observe them and take a few photographs.
Great Reed Warbler
The sun was coming up fast and there were plenty of insects flying about. Down the road we spotted about forty to fifty Pratincoles that were feeding on the abundance of insects.

Pratincole in flight
Reaching El Pinzon, we stopped off for a quick coffee and afterwards we set off again in search of more bird species.

This is what we managed to observe on our outing:
  • Great Reed Warbler
  • Pratincole
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Purple Heron
  • Little Bittern
  • Night Heron
  • Squacco Heron
  • Cattle Egret
  • Little Egret
  • Grey Heron
  • White Stork
  • Spoonbill
  • Black Kite
  • Griffon Vulture
  • Marsh Harrier
  • Hen Harrier
  • Montagu's Harrier
  • Buzzard
  • Short-toed Eagle
  • Kestrel
  • Purple Gallinule
  • Avocet
  • Stone Curlew
  • Little-ringed Plover
  • Curlew Sandpiper
  • Green Sandpiper
  • Common Swift
  • White-rumped Swift
  • Bee-eater
  • Hoopoe
  • Crested Lark
  • Swallow
  • Meadow Pipit
  • Yellow Wagtail
  • White Wagtail
  • Fan-tailed Warbler
  • Sardinian Warbler
  • House Sparrow
  • Serin
  • Green Finch
  • Gold Finch
Penduline Tit
Black-winged Stilt nesting

Purple Heron
Black-winged Stilt
Curlew Sandpipers
Curlew Sandpipers
Apologies for the delay in between posts but things have been rather busy lately and we haven't had much of a chance to upload the photos in the first place. We hope to go on our next outing (and last one before summer) to observe some shore birds so we'll try to bring you details of that outing as soon as possible.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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