14 September 2011

La Janda in August

We were getting quite impatient to go on a birding trip after enjoying a laid back summer so we decided to head over to La Janda, knowing that it was migration season and that chances are, it'd be a good day overall.
We decided to take a different and more relaxed approach this time around so we circled the area by car, stopping every so often in order to scan the fields with our spotting scope. 
White Stork
It was absolutely boiling but we were so excited about 'starting the new season' that we pushed this to the back of our minds and just got on with it!
Little Owl
On another note, we're happy to announce that we've enlisted a new 'member' to join Bird Nerds! Craig is John's son (Gareth's brother) and he's always been a keen birdwatcher however, he went to university and he's been generally busy since. Now that he's back in Gibraltar and a lot more settled, he's decided to join us and has even contributed with some photos of his own!
Here is a complete list of birds spotted over the three day period:
Grey Heron
  • Honey Buzzard
  • Black Kite
  • Griffon Vulture
  • Marsh Harrier
  • Montagu's Harrier
Rice Fields - La Janda
  • Common Buzzard
  • Bonelli's Eagle
  • Short-toed Eagle
  • Kestrel
  • Red-legged Partridge
Glossy Ibis

  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Lapwing
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Common Cuckoo
  • Little Owl
Night Heron
  • Alpine Swift
  • Common Swift
  • Kingfisher
  • Bee-eater
  • Hoopoe
  • Crested Lark
  • Sand Martin
  • Crag Martin
  • Swallow
  • Grey Wagtail
Montagu's Harrier
  • Stonechat
  • Wheatear
  • Fan-tailed Warbler
  • Cetti's Warbler
  • Woodchat Shrike
Griffon Vulture
  • Spanish Sparrow
  • House Sparrow
  • Greenfinch
  • Goldfinch
  • Corn Bunting
Please note that these photographs were taken over three consecutive days, and that they were not all shot on the same day.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous15/9/11 07:43

    Great shots guys. Just a thought, could you put a map, google maps or something, just to show us where you were.